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.
Her most recent album La Papessa was self-released in October 2016, building momentum on a busy year that has included collaborating and performing with A Tribe Called Red, touring with Austra, publishing a graphic novel, creating visual artworks and contributing to art talks and exhibitions. The summer ahead includes festival appearances at Luminato, Pride Toronto, Sappyfest, Up Here, and Venus Festival; in November, she heads to Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavik.
Maya Yianni's sound is unapologetic and frank, drawing inspiration from the menial and meaningful moments of life. In her early years she was surrounded by her father's vast and eclectic record collection, including musical gems from many genres - jazz, punk, soul - all of which have had fragmental influences on Maya's work and sound. Maya adopts a DIY approach to her work, citing digital as distraction and her analogue attitude is engrained in almost everything she does - from her self-made artwork, to her methods of songwriting. Maya is based in SE London.