LIVE RECORDING: Mechanical Forest Sound

Head over to Mechanical Forest Sound who put up a live recording of “Ziigwan” with guest Brandon Valdivia of Mas Aya sitting in on the snare drum.

Closing out this year’s X Avant festival, Lido Pimienta turned her headlining set inside-out, giving stage time over to friends and collaborators who performed in various combinations. Anishinaabe violist Melody McKiver, for example, would show up during the set-capping all-in throwdown, but also played their own material, including a solo piece as well as a collaboration with clarinetist Robert Drisdelle. They led off with this, joined by Mas Aya’s Brandon Valdivia as he wound up a mini solo set of his own.

It was a great evening at the Music Gallery, and keep an eye out in 2015 for Lido Pimienta‘s next album La Papessa, on which I have a guest feature.

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