Grammy-winning songstress Lila Downs is
making her Webb Center debut on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 pm. For over a decade, Downs has traveled the world with a dramatic and unique reinvention of traditional ranchera ballads and modernized folk tunes fused with blues, jazz, and soul.
Lila Downs is known for her ability to mix Mexican folk music with contemporary sounds, all supporting her soaring voice. Joined by a full band, the singer/songwriter performs her own compositions as well as tapping into Mexican traditional and popular music. Downs’ performances are riveting, full of energy and the kind that makes you want to get up and dance.
In addition to traditional songs such as “La Bamba” and “Viborita,” Downs has released sultry versions of “Black Magic Woman” and “Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps.” Downs also incorporates indigenous Mexican influences and has recorded songs in five languages. In 2002, she performed on the soundtrack for the film Frida singing the song “Burn It Blue” which was nominated in the 75th Academy Awards in the category of Best Original Song.
Born in Oaxaco, Mexico, to a singer from the country’s Mixtec region, and an American art professor, Downs grew up in California and in Minnesota where she graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in voice and anthropology.
Tickets for this performance range from $28-$48 for adults and $5 for 18 and under. For ticket availability, call the Webb Center Box Office at (928) 684-6624 or click here to visit the event page.