LIDO PIMIENTA – Tiny Desk [Home] Concert

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, NPR Music presents four very special Tiny Desk (home) concerts recorded especially for this week.

SET LIST

  1. “Eso Que Tu Haces”
  2. “Nada”
  3. “Coming Thru”
  4. “Resisto Y Ya”

Felix Contreras | October 13, 2020
Colombian vocalist Lido Pimienta has had one of the musical highlights of a year marked by tragedy and uncertainty. The healing magic of her album Miss Colombia transfers beautifully to this visually stunning Tiny Desk (home) concert. (Extra points if you can spot the tiny Tiny Desk!)

Backed up by a bevy of international musicians based in her new home of Toronto (I see you, members of the Cuban group Okan), you can hear for yourself how Pimiento’s quartet of songs challenge the concept of just what qualifies as “Latin music” in a way that both honors and expands tradition.

There is added poignancy to the video; the visual theme is a quinceañera, a coming of age tradition that Pimienta could not share with her mother who had to flee Colombia. With her mom present at the video shoot, Pimienta uses her energetic performances to close a dramatic circle with her mom as we celebrate with her.

MUSICIANS
Lido Pimienta: vocals
OKAN (Elizabeth Rodriguez): vocals, violin
Magdelys Savigne: vocals, percussion
Karen Ng: saxophone, flute, clarinet
Tara Kannangara : trumpet
Felicity Williams: vocals
Robin Dann: vocals
Isla Craig: vocals
Ivy Farquhar-McDonnell: vocals
Prince Nifty: vocals, synthesizer
Brandon Valdivia: percussion
Reimundo Sosa: percussion

CREDITS
Video By: Andres Landau
Directors: Lido Pimienta, Andres Landau
Cinematography: Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden, Rodrigo Michelangeli
1st AC/Camera Operator: Carine Zahner
Art Direction: Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea
Edited By: Andres Landau
Hair: Chason Yeboah
Make-up: Marisa Tipkanok
Art Department: Rosario Paz, Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea
Color: Zach Cox
Audio By: Prince Nifty, Kvesche Bijons-Ebacher, Jarrett Bartlett
Producer: Bob Boilen
Audio Mastering Engineer: Josh Rogosin
Video Producer: Maia Stern
Associate Producer: Bobby Carter
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann
Performed and Recorded at Victory Social Club Studio in Toronto, Canada

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