Tuesday, October 25 at 8:00pm
Bovard Auditorium (ADM)
3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
A Visions and Voices Signature Event
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Thursday, September 1, at 11 a.m.
“On one level, Pimienta is recollecting intimate relationships; on another, she’s calling entire countries to task for their failure to protect black and brown women.”—Pitchfork
Don’t miss a concert and conversation with Lido Pimienta, winner of the Polaris Music Prize, Canada’s highest musical honor. The Colombian-born, Toronto-based global beats trailblazer’s songs are at once defiant and delicate, exploratory and confrontational, and dig deeply into the history of Afro-Latin musics, from Palenque to Cumbia.
Pimienta’s latest album, Miss Colombia, 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 the Afro-Indigenous, queer feminist to reflect on the anti-Blackness she has experienced, and how she was viewed as an outsider in adolescence for not adhering to the expected norms projected upon her. Other songs confront divisive politics in Colombia, Indigenous inequality, and racism.
This special event is presented in conjunction with “Mass Violence and Its Lasting Impact on Indigenous People: The Case of the Americas and Australia/Pacific Region,” a conference presented by the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research from October 22 through 26.
Presented by USC Visions and Voices and the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research.