Lila Downs

Friday, October 20, 2017, 8pm

The Music Center

$38 - $78

Lila Downs

As one of the world’s most singular voices, Grammy Award-winning Mexican-American musical artist Lila Downs has been thrilling audiences and defying genres for decades. Down’s voice is unforgettable, her approach to music is innovative, and her poignant storytelling transcends all language barriers. She reinterprets music from its roots, fusing together pop, Mexican, and indigenous sounds. Downs’ unique mélange of languages and cultures, aided by her upbringing in both Minnesota and Oaxaca, Mexico, allows her to bridge traditions from across the Americas, with influences ranging from the folk and ranchera music of Mexico to North American jazz and blues.

  • Downs has recorded 9 studio albums, earning a Grammy and four Latin Grammys along the way.
  • Her current release, Salón Lágrimas y Deseo, is a bold statement of female empowerment that invites all “dangerous” women to join her—women who are intelligent, independent, who know how to get things done, make decisions, fight, and love.
  • At the 75th Academy Awards ceremony she performed the Oscar nominated song Burn It Blue (from the movie Frida) with Brazilian composer Caetano Veloso.

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This concert will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

  This performance is part of Strathmore’s Windows to the World series of international performances. Check out the full line-up and join the Global Voices Club.
Lila Downs

Local Women Artists on the Intersection of Music, Politics and Identity
6:45–7:30PM in Education Center Room 402
Learn about the role that women artists play in the intersection of music, politics, and identity with special guest Philippa Hughes, cultural strategist and founder of The Pink Line Project.
Free with concert ticket. Registration highly recommendedRegister for the Preconcert Lecture online.


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