Speaker Lido Pimienta
Creator & Showrunner
Lido Pimienta is an award-winning musician, artist, and mother. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally for more than a decade, exploring the politics of gender, race, motherhood, identity and colonization through her visionary music, videos and artworks. Born in Colombia and based in Canada, Lido’s work questions the construct of the colonial landscape through a Latin American diasporic vernacular. Her most recent album, 2020’s Miss Colombia, cemented her status as a major international talent, garnering Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations and rave critical reviews. Her 2017 self-released album La Papessa won Canada’s Polaris Prize. In 2021, Lido became the first woman of colour to compose a newly commissioned score for the New York City Ballet, with Andrea Miller’s sky to hold, and performed the work on stage with the company at Lincoln Centre. In September 2022, Lido launched LIDO TV, a television variety show created, written, produced and starring Lido alongside a cast of puppets and celebrity guests. The series marked Lido’s debut as a television creator, and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before streaming on CBC Gem in Canada. Lido TV was nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards including Best Lead Performance in a Web Series for Lido’s stunning television debut.
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