Lido Pimienta is a Toronto-based, Colombian-born interdisciplinary musician and artist-curator. She has performed, exhibited, and curated around the world since 2002, exploring the politics of gender, race, motherhood, identity and the construct of the Canadian landscape in the Latin American diaspora and vernacular.

Lido's latest LP La Papessa (2016), charts an evolution from her debut LP Color (2010), an album full of (as the title suggests) colorful landscapes and positive vibrations. The 2017 Polaris Prize-nominated album, La Papessa, takes a more personal approach, describing the narrative of how Lido has found her independence as a woman and as an artist who refuses to fit pre-conceived notions of what a pop Latina artist ought to be.

The album was written in multiple cultural and geographic settings -- the desert of Indigenous Wayuu land and the northern mountains in Colombia, as well as in Canada, in both London and Toronto, Ontario -- and the music, in turn, reflects these settings. The sounds on La Papessa take listeners on a musical journey from traditional Afro-Colombian percussion to global bass and darker avant-garde electronic sounds. Lido's piercing, explosive and heartwarming voice unites the compositions, beats and harmonies, resulting in a perfect labour of love and sound that highlights the creative voice of this talented artist.

Swsh is an LA-based singer, rapper, and musician whose artistry combines soul, R&B, and her power-house voice. Growing up in Southern California, Swsh was encompassed by a musical household from the very beginning. An exploration for her own musical identity began at the age of five when she learned to play piano. Of course, this multi-talented artist wouldn’t stop just there. Swsh began experimenting with different instruments from a young age, and soon guitar and bass found a place in her options for instrumental expression.

While cultivating a uniqueness, Swsh discovered a sense of independence during the songwriting process, thus she began to produce her own tracks as well. Such work ethic has allowed Swsh to remain true to herself and the vision she has for her music. It can be expected that this soulful singer/rapper will deliver music full of self-produced instrumentation and rich, invigorating vocal runs that perfectly display the overall fun Swsh-vibe.

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