Lila Downs grabbed the attention of 3,000 fans in Puerto Vallarta as she gave an energetic and charismatic performance that can only be experienced live.
Among the set list of the night where songs like Zapata se Queda, La Barca, La Cucaracha, and La Cumbia del Mole.
This year Lila was nominated for two Latin Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Folk Album.
Local resident and musician himself, Steve York, said this about Lila after last night’s concert, “Lila has to be one of the best singers in any genre in the world today! She has the soul of a young Aretha and tremendous chops and range! Her material reaches deep into tradition but puts a fresh modern edge on everything delivered with grace and humor.”
Director of Culture for Puerto Vallarta, Sergio Zepeda, awarded Lila Downs with the title “Ambassador of Culture in Puerto Vallarta”.
“I am grateful to Puerto Vallarta, each time that I visit is an unforgettable experience, being ambassador brings me a responsibility, I will have to study and research to be a worthy representative of this beautiful place,” Lila said after receiving the honor.
Lila’s performance came as part of the Puerto Vallarta International Fireworks Festival bringing some of the nation’s top performers and recording artists to the city.