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Kimmel Center Presents

Lila Downs

Sunday
Oct 22, 2017
7:00 PM

 

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Overview

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.

This concert will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

For more information, please visit www.liladowns.com

GROUPS OF 10+ SAVE!

“The Mexican American singer has a stunning voice, a confident multicultural vision grounded in her Mixtec Indian roots” - The Los Angeles Times

“Ms. Downs has multiple voices, from an airborne near-falsetto down to a forthright alto and a sultry, emotive contralto” - The New York Times

Merriam Theater

250 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Run Time: 90-100 minutes

Videos

Lila Downs - Peligrosa (Lyric Video)
Lila Downs - Salón Lágrimas y Deseo (EPK) ft. Banda Tierra Mojada, Carla Morrison
Lila Downs - El Querreque (Cover Audio)

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