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Lila Downs

Oct 10

Performance Dates

  • Thu Oct 10 2024 8:00 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Iconic Grammy and Latin Grammy-winning singer Lila Downs is one of the world’s most singular and powerful voices. Her compelling stage presence and poignant storytelling transcends all language barriers. Raised in Minnesota and Oaxaca, this global superstar’s exquisite artistry bridges traditions from across the Americas, with influences ranging from the folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America to North American folk, jazz, blues and hip-hop. As a passionate human rights activist, Downs’ lyrics often highlight issues relating to social justice, sharing stories that too often go untold.

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