Already, more than 22 million Americans have cast early ballots. For many of them, this is their first election, including for singer Lila Downs. She is Mexican American with roots in both Minnesota and the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, her birthplace.
Lila Downs just dropped a new song about Donald Trump called “The Demagogue,” and, as the title suggests, she goes in.
“We do not want a mental wall,” says the singer about the song she wrote, dedicated to Republican presidential candidate, inspired by the lack of respect to Latinos and women in particular.
“Very honored to take part in this event. Tune in to #GRAMMYSalutePBS on 10/14 as we pay tribute to The Recording Academy’s 2016 Special Merit Award honorees! “ … Lila Downs
The celebration, recorded at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, will air Friday, … Read More
The second edition of the Latin American Music Awards ended with a very special tribute to El Divo de Juarez.
Close to 2,000 fans gathered to see the singer-songwriter and her band perform a repertoire of Mexican rhythms fused with jazz instruments and players
Downs entered to brass stabs from her band, trailing a white tulle bustle and twirling a yellow scarf as fireworks exploded. The Financial Times
Look this interview of Lila ein Newshour for the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03wvxtd
Launched in 2008, the Songlines Music Awards celebrate and acknowledge the myriad of musical talents across the world, featured in Songlines magazine. This year, Lila Downs is nominated with her album “Balas y Chocolate”. Click here for more info.
“I’ve seen hell; I’ve seen the news” sings Lila Downs at the start of the song “La Patria Madrina.” A video for the track flashes shots of deforestation, oil excavation, headlines of violence in Mexico, and images of war and consumerism that have become part of our daily media … Read More
It is hard to put the music of Lila Downs into a single category. The Mexican-born singer could fit solidly in the world of folk — frequently singing classic tunes such as “Paloma Negra” (“Black Dove”), an old ballad that dwells on the pain of lost love. But she records original compositions, too: … Read More