- Chan Centre Presents
- Lila Downs
A social activist, world traveller and singer of astonishing power and grace, Mexican/American artist Lila Downs melds traditional Mexican music with blues, jazz and rock into a modern, living and utterly unique sound. Downs celebrates her indigenous Mixtec heritage and her passion for music to create a genre defying, soul thrilling concert experience rich with theatricality and vibrant costumes.
Her amazing vocal prowess and adventurous blending of musical styles have earned her numerous accolades in the last decade including a 2012 GRAMMY Award, two Latin GRAMMY Awards, and performances at Carnegie Hall, the Oscars, and the Latino Inaugural Ball for President Obama. Lila Downs will be celebrating the release of her brand new album, Balas Y Chocolate, with this highly anticipated return to the Chan Centre.
“Lila Downs has made it her mission to fuse deep Mexican folklore with modern, pan-American possibilities… sleek modern Mexican pop with a thrilling, chameleonic voice at its center… Ms. Downs makes border-hopping sound easy.”New York Times