Tuesday September 19, 2017

Lido Pimienta's Polaris Music Prize win and success is a 'good indication of the future of music'

Lido Pimienta performs during the Polaris Music Prize gala in Toronto on Monday. She won this year's prize for her album La Papessa.

Lido Pimienta performs during the Polaris Music Prize gala in Toronto on Monday. She won this year's prize for her album La Papessa. (Chris Donovan/Canadian Press)

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The Polaris Music Prize, awarded to the best Canadian album of the year regardless of genre, was awarded last night. Lido Pimienta took home the award for her album, La Papessa

Earlier this year, we spoke to the artist about her journey from Colombia to Canada, finding freedom in music and giving space to female voices. 

Today, Pimienta will join host Tom Power in the studio once again to discuss her big win. For more coverage of last night's Polaris Music Prize, head over to CBC Music.

— Produced by Ty Callender