“A song of hope for Mexico and Latin America” – Notimex/Terra.
The Powerful Duet Between The Two Outspoken Music Stars Is An Inspiring
Call-to-Arms For The Preservation Of Our Countries In An Urgent Fight Against Violence, Corruption And The Destruction of Our Lands.
“La Patria Madrina” Is The First Single From Lila Downs’ Highly-Anticipated New Album “Balas y Chocolate” Set For Digital Release on March 24th.
“I’ve seen hell; I’ve seen the news’ sings Lila Downs at the start of the song ‘La Patria Madrina.... The song is a collaboration with Juanes, who Downs sees as something of a Latin American brother-in-arms...A video for the track flashes shots of deforestation, oil excavation, headlines of violence in Mexico, and images of war and consumerism... Downs says she was directly influenced by much-publicized incidents of violence in Mexico, like the abduction of 43 young men in 2014 in the state of Guerrero....Downs’ new album, ‘Balas y Chocolate’ could be her best. On the new record, the Grammy-winner known for her unique brand of rough Mexican-rooted folk party songs -- and emotional ballads with the pull of incantations -- goes to a higher level musically.”
Look For Lila Downs To Perform The New Songs Of “Balas y Chocolate” LIVE At These Upcoming Tour Dates Across The United States & Canada.
04/12 - Austin, TX - Paramount Theatre
04/14 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Cal Poly Christopher Cohan Center
04/17 - San Diego, CA - Copley Symphony Hall
04/18 - Santa Rosa, CA - Weill Music Hall
04/21 - Modesto, CA - Gallo Center
04/22 - San Francisco, CA - Nourse Theatre
LatinLife.com will give away 10 pairs for amazing LILA DOWNS concert on April 22nd!
A must see show! Lila Downs has one of the world's most singular voices and innovative approaches to music! And we love what she stands for: Social justice, Latina pride and Global conservation.
How to win tickets!
Please email full name to: LatinLife@latinlife.com* winners will be announced 1 day before the concert. please see complete rules below.
See latest video with JUANES.
She is the daughter of a Mixtec Indian woman, Anastasia Sanchez (who ran away from her village at 15 to sing in Mexico City cantinas) and a University of Minnesota professor Allen Downs, who saw her singing and fell in love.
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.
She and her longtime collaborator, Paul Cohen, have produced 9 studio albums, the most recent of which (Pecados y Milagros) earned both U.S. and Latin Grammy awards, and was awarded double-platinum in sales in Mexico. She received her first Latin Grammy for the 2004 release, "Una Sangre."
Lila Downs has performed at many of the world's most prestigious festivals and venues, has been invited to sing at the White House, and performed the Oscar nominated song from the movie Frida at the Academy Awards televised ceremony. Her music has also been included in several other 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".
Her current project is a collaboration with Argentinian singer Soledad Pastorutti and Spanish flamenco singer La Niña Pastori, entitled "RAÍZ".
Prices: (all prices are US Dollars)
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Must be 18 years of age and older to qualify and win. Participants must reside CA. and be able to provide government issued identification.
Participants must email full names to LatinLife@latinlife.com via LatinLife's "Win Tickets Lila Downs // San Francisco" between 4.17.15 12pm PST and 4.21.15 12pm PST for your chance to win.
10 pairs of ticket winners will be randomly selected on April 21st at 12pm PST. Sweepstakes starts at 12pm 4.17.15 and ends at 12pm PST 4.21.15. One entry per participant. Multiple entries will not increase your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. Tickets include one ticket for the winner and their guest. Winner must provide their own transportation. By entering to win via email, contestants agree to email full names for this contest. Winners agree to having their names posted on LatinLife.com for the purposes of content and marketing. Chance of winning is 3:300,000. Winner will be notified via email or social media on or before 4.21.15. If the winner does not respond within two hours after they are notified, they will forfeit their prize and another winner may be selected. Prizes have no cash value. If the event is cancelled by the event producer, sweepstakes becomes null and void. Artists may change without prior notice. Contestants and winners release LatinLife LLC, Lila Downs and The Nourse of liability in connection with the event “Win Tickets For Lila Downs // San Francisco” promotion. All rights reserved 2015, LatinLife LLC. LatinLife is a trademark of LatinLife LLC.