Watch Lido Pimienta talk identity, tradition & new music in her Red Bull Music Academy lecture

See the award-winning artist’s Calgary talk in full.

June 01, 2019

At one of the final Red Bull Music Academy events at this year's Red Bull Bass Camp in Calgary, Polaris Prize-winning artist Lido Pimienta chatted with host Anupa Mistry about her musical journey and working on her upcoming third album Miss Colombia - which has been in the works since at least 2016.

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The singer touched on everything from her rock beginnings in Barranquilla, Colombia, how her Afro-Latinx and Indigenous identity has shaped her art, and working with traditional musicians from the historic San Basilio de Palenque region - the first free town in the Americas.

"I started reconnecting with the traditional groups that I grew up listening to I started reconnecting with the singing that formed me as a singer that was singing in the streets, singing in carnival...projecting without a microphone," Pimienta explained. "I needed that injection of life."

Watch the full talk above.

Thumbnail image via Allison Seto for Red Bull Content Pool.

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Watch Lido Pimienta talk identity, tradition & new music in her Red Bull Music Academy lecture