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Why see Lila Downs?

Live on stage

A performance by Lila Downs is always a colorful and unforgettable experience of Mexican culture and arts, as the singer-songwriter incorporates traditional music and dance from a variety of Mesoamerican cultures, as well as native languages and ancient traditions and folklore.

Born to artistic parents, her mother is a Mixtec singer and father a film-maker. Lila uses ancient and indigenous cultures as an inspiration in her music, and studied anthropology at thr University of Minnesota. Her lyrics often also have a social and political message, reflecting social issues which she feels strongly about such immigration and cultural heritage. Lila won a Latin Grammy Award in 2004 for her album Una Sangre, which translates as One Blood.

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Sep 24


Customer reviews

6 reviews, average rating: (4.2 Stars)


Loved her

The woman is incredible and the band is not bad either 🙂. The only thing I’d ask is for more time. I hope she comes back to Costa Mesa again soon. ... Read more


Awesome Show But...

This show as spectacular and we enjoyed it a lot but the film they had running behind the band on the big screen was more a distraction than relevant to the show! What they should do is have her and her band projected on to the big screen so that those of us who sat in the mezzanine level had a better view of her! But I did love the show because her voice is absolutely flawless! ... Read more

Carmen MSP

Lila Downs concert

Excellent show!, very colorful, great musicians and a lot of participation from audience. Lila present current issues in a way that the audience can get an idea of how the another point of view. ... Read more

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