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.
Alejandra Nuñez, Music Producer and Composer
Shameema Soni: Keyboard
Shameema is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who is comfortable singing in various genres and styles of music. She was born in South Africa and came to Canada at the age of two. She developed a love of music through her mother, a groundbreaking, non-white opera star during apartheid in South Africa. Shameema’s talents can be heard on Juno-nominated CDs and live performances as an actor, singer, pianist and percussionist. Some projects she has been a part of include Punjabi by Nature, Proyecto Urbano, Manjar Consort and Pacande to name a few. She has toured widely across Canada and the United States. Shameema was an actor, singer and dancer in the Mirvish Production of The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God by Djanet Sears, nominated for several Dora Awards. She has been teaching music for over 25 years and currently teaches at her home studio and the Centre for Indigenous Theatre. She is developing a world music program for children and offers it to schools and community centres.