Lila Downs: Mexican-American Singer/Songwriter
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The last date listed for Lila Downs was Friday April 5, 2013 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Wortham Theater Center - Cullen Theater:
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The San Francisco-based, internationally acclaimed Alonzo King LINES Ballet company fuses ancient stories and songs with contemporary ballet in its Houston debut performance, featuring the works Scheherazade and Resin. An innovative re-envisioning of the ancient collection of Persian, Sanskrit and Arabic stories that is One Thousand and One Nights, the company's exciting, immersive take on Scheherazade was originally commissioned to inaugurate the centenary of the legendary Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo. Resin moves from intimate duets to the flashing, barely visible footwork of a quartet of dancers as King explores the possibilities of the vast and diverse field of Sephardic music, utilizing rare archival field recordings and Judeo-Spanish songs by early-music artist Jordi Savall. Learn More
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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.
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