Win Tickets ($50): Lido Pimienta / Helado Negro @ Revolution Hall | Synth Pop, Latin, Art Pop, Electronic
We are giving away a pair of tickets to Lido Pimienta / Helado Negro @ Revolution Hall on August 26. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed August 22.
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Lido Pimienta / Helado Negro
August 26, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $25 | 21+
More info: event.etix.com
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR
Lido Pimienta’s new album ‘Miss Colombia,’ the anticipated follow-up to ‘La Papessa,’ which was awarded the Polaris Music Prize in 2017, is available now. The Colombian-born, Toronto-based global beats trailblazer recorded the album in her home studio, with some additional recording done in the historic Colombian town of San Basilio de Palenque. Miss Colombia boasts 11 new and original songs that boldly celebrate Lido’s ecstatic musical hybridity of electronic meets cumbia, and is at once defiant and delicate, exploratory and confrontational. All of the songs were written and arranged by Lido, and she co-produced the album with Matt Smith aka Prince Nifty.
The album title was partly inspired by the Miss Universe gaffe in 2015, when Steve Harvey mistakenly awarded the crown to Miss Colombia instead of Miss Philippines. It caused Lido to reflect on the anti-blackness she’s experienced, and how she was viewed as an outsider in adolescence, a “weird artistic tomboy” for not adhering to the expected norms projected upon her. Lido – an AfroIndigenous, queer feminist – created Miss Colombia as a canvas for introspection, with pieces about love (and self-love), and loss. Other songs confront divisive politics in Colombia, Indigenous inequality and racism, and ultimately to bring her closer to home.
Musically it digs deeply into the history of Afro-Latin musics, from Palenque to cumbia – styles that Lido embraced after being introduced to Sexteto Tabala, one of the most representative musical expressions of the African communities in Colombia (who are also featured on the album). The album also features Bomba Estereo’s Li Saumet. Lido has an affinity for acts like A Tribe Called Red and Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq, but her work also resonates with British-Sri Lankan rapper MIA and she draws unabashed inspiration from the New York-bred Dominican-Trinidadian rap queen Cardi B.
It’s rare when I get to attend events with music like this that resonate with my Colombian roots. It would be both rewarding and refreshing to be able to attend this event!
Helado Negro has a mesmerizing voice and deeply resonant grooves. We missed their show in the spring when the show was called off due to COVID. Excited they’re returning with the intriguing Lida Pimienta.
Being of Latin indigenous descend
from the Ngobe-Bugle comarcas I was searching for more modern takes on Latin indigenous sounds and recently discovered Lido Pimienta
on Spotify it would be an amazing experienc to see them perform live
My dad and brother will be visiting town and I’d love to take them to Revolution Hall!
Had a chance to see Helado Negro at the old church and was BLOWN AWAY. Would love a chance to see him again!
Growing fan of Lido and would love to see them live!
I would love to attend this event!!
I love their music. I want to attend a concert!
Helado Negro is one of my favorites! Would love the opportunity to see him live.
Ecstatic music hybridity…with that description who would not want to go!
Loving Lido’s music as of late and would be incredible to see them at Rev Hall! I’m due for a show there.