BD&P World Music - Lila Downs

February 27, 2018

For Immediate Release
February 27, 2018

Arts Commons Presents:
Multi-GRAMMY Award winning Lila Downs returns to Calgary

CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents BD&P World Music is proud to bring Mexican-American songstress-songwriter Lila Downs to Arts Commons on March 8, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

Multi-GRAMMY Award winning Lila Downs has made a name for herself with her unique blend of music that draws influences from blues, jazz, rock, soul, and even rap to traditional Mexican music. This singular sound has made her one of the most eclectic artists in the world music genre today.

Her latest album Salón Lágrimas y Deseo continues this trend, snagging her the Latin GRAMMY Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal in November 2017. It is also heavily influenced by her political activism and concern for the current state of the world.

“My decision to sing the lyrics of these specific songs – some of which happen to be boleros – is a metaphor for both the love and the lack of love that I see in my homeland, but also in the neighboring country of the North, the United States,” says Downs. “These are strong feelings; they fill me with anger, and are not meant to be taken lightly in the context of boleros as sad romantic songs.”

Watch Lila Downs perform her single Quizas, Quizas, Quizas live.

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Who: Arts Commons Presents: BD&P World Music
Lila Downs
Where: Arts Commons (Jack Singer Concert Hall)
When: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:30pm


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