International singing sensation Lila Downs, who has been described as having “multiple voices” by the New York Times, is scheduled to perform in Puerto Vallarta on December 27 as part of the International Fireworks Festival.
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Lila grew up both in Minnesota and Oaxaca, and her music and vocal artistry has many influences, including the folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America and American folk, jazz, blues and hip-hop. Many of her lyrics focus on issues relating to social justice, and often tell the stories of the workers who migrate from rural Mexico to work in the U.S.
She studied classical voice and cultural anthropology at the University of Minnesota. “The Mexican American singer has a stunning voice, a confident multicultural vision grounded in her Mixtec Indian roots,” Los Angeles Times. “Ms. Downs has multiple voices, from an airborne near-falsetto down to a forthright alto and a sultry, emotive contralto,” New York Times.
Lila has twelve studio albums and can be heard in many popular movie soundtracks like Frida, Tortilla Soup, The Counselor, and Hecho in Mexico. Lila Downs has been invited to sing at the White House, and performed on the 75th Annual Academy Awards and the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards televised ceremonies.
Lila’s concert in Puerto Vallarta will be held at the Municipal Stadium on December 27 at 10:00 pm.