Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Lila Downs

Music & Movement Series, Ordway Music Theater

One of the world’s most singular voices, Lila Downs’ 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, Lila’s lyrics often highlight issues relating to social justice, sharing stories that too often go untold.

Lila’s most recent release, Balas y Chocolate, went platinum in Mexico and she looks forward to sharing a new Sony album with audiences in Spring 2017. Lila has graced the stages of many of the world’s most prestigious festivals and venues including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Festival of Sacred Music — Hollywood Bowl. She has been invited to sing at the White House, and performed on the Academy Awards and Latin Grammy Awards telecasts. Her music has also been included in several feature films such as The Counselor, Tortilla Soup, Real Women Have Curves, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Carlos Saura’s Fados, Mariachi Gringo, and Hecho en Mexico.


Ordway Pre-Show Extra

Tuesday, March 06, 2018
6:30PM | Target Atrium

Arrive early for the Ordway Pre-Show Extra, a lecture-demonstration moderated by Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra, Artist/Musician/Curator, and Electric Machete Studios co-founder, with members of Curandero, a band made up of Rico Simon Mendez, Xilam Balam, & Gustavo Lira, whose music is a fusion of pre-Columbian Indigenous instruments with contemporary electronic elements. Then experience visual art on display by Xilam Balam, a 2017 McKnight Artist Fellow, featuring the contemporary clay pre-Columbian style flutes used in Curandero’s music.


Post-Show Mingle

Post-show | Target Atrium

Stick around following the performance for a post-show mingle in the Target Atrium with the artists, including cash bar!


Generous support for Music & Movement programming is provided by the Scrooby Foundation.