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15 Star Starred
Wortham Theater Center - Cullen Theater
500 Texas Avenue Houston, TX 77002
713-237-1439
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attended Apr 05 2013

Lila's performance was amazing as usual. Full of energy and passion. Can't wait to see her in concert again! Thanks GoldStar for the great discount and great seats!

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attended Apr 05 2013

Maravillosa! excelente y unica.
Una gran exhibicion de voz y dotes histrionicos. Sin duda una artista en toda la extension de la pabra.

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Description

Known for her smoky voice and magnetic performances, Mexican-born singer and composer Lila Downs has created one of the most singular explorations of Mexican roots music on both sides of the border. Sometimes the sound feels like a heat-fueled road trip from Oaxaca to New Orleans. For more than a decade, she has performed all over the world, bringing to the stage her unique reinvention of traditional Mexican music, as well as her original compositions fused with blues, jazz, soul, African root, and even klezmer music, all supporting her soaring voice. Her latest album, Pecados y Milagros, hit number one on the _Billboard _Top Latin Albums Chart and stayed there for more than three consecutive weeks!

Lila has consistently garnered Grammy attention, including a Latin Grammy for the 2004 release_ Una Sangre_ and a nomination for 2008’s Shake Away. She’s even played Carnegie Hall and appeared with the Dalai Lama!

Plus she has movie credits to her name, including a featured role in Mariachi Gringo, which opened the 2012 Miami International Film Festival, and a smaller role in Frida with Salma Hayek, which resulted in her performance of the Oscar-nominated soundtrack song “Burn it Blue” at the Academy Awards. Her music has been included in several other feature films such as Tortilla Soup, Real Women Have Curves, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada and Carlos Saura’s Fados. A musical journey with Lila Downs is always fascinating, simultaneously edgy and powerful, yet sumptuous and graceful. And it resonates.

About the Ticket Supplier: Society for the Performing Arts

Society for the Performing Arts is the largest nonprofit presenting organization of its kind in the entire Southwest. Each year SPA presents internationally acclaimed artists from the entire performing arts spectrum, traditional to avant-garde alike, from large orchestras and dance companies to recitalists and solo performers, for an entire season of events.