Bring on the tequila for this one. And imagine the likes of Chavela Vargas and Janis Joplin serenading the women we call las adelitas — the female Mexican revolutionaries — around your table. That’s the kind of badassery Lila Downs evokes with “Peligrosa,“ the lead track to her new album Salón, … Read More
Thursday, 30 March, 2017
Edmonds Center for the Arts, Edmonds, WA, US
Friday, 31 march, 2017
Pantages Theater Lobby, Tacoma, WA, US
Sunday, 2 April, 2017
The Newmark Theater, Portland, WA, US
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.