10 Artists Making a Splash at SXSW 2018

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Lido Pimienta

In September this Colombian-Canadian musician and curator won the illustrious Polaris Prize for her triumphant 2016 album La Papessa ("High Priestess"), beating out the Canadian-born likes of Feist and Leonard Cohen and becoming the first artist to win the award with an album sung in Spanish. The Toronto-dwelling Pimienta's intense, groove-heavy music – which she writes and produces – takes on bodies politic with nerve and joy. Her live sets are all stunners, but the most uniquely situated one in Austin might be her Empire Garage show on March 12: The Santa Fe interactive-art collective Meow Wolf is presenting her showcase as well as the "immersive playground" Fractallage.

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