Thursday, March 8, 2018
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Lobby Pre-show at 6:30pm
Concert at 7:30pm
Includes an intermission
A wildly engaging performer, Lila Downs returns to Calgary with her newest album Salón Deseos y Lagrimas. Lauded in both of her home countries of Mexico and the United States, with multiple GRAMMY Awards under her belt, Lila Downs uses her multicultural vision and her remarkable voice and seamlessly blends blues, jazz, rock, soul and even rap with traditional Mexican music for a truly singular sound.
Daughter of a Mixtec Indian woman and University of Minnesota professor, Downs is inspired by both sides of her heritage making it difficult to categorize her music except to say that it is an exciting fusion of international sounds and musical genres.