There is only one Lila Downs, and it’s easy to fall in love with her fiery, passionate spirit. She is the warrior fearlessly breaking any boundaries that would confine her creative flow. The multi-talented singer, songwriter, Grammy Award and four-time Latin Grammy Award-winner constructs astounding imagery in her music, with her endlessly unique style standing out not only in the genre of world music, but all music. It’s incredible to experience Downs’ extraordinarily fresh and modern artistic power, while simultaneously experiencing the great reverence she holds for traditional Latin music. And, above all else, se conoce el poder de las mujeres. She knows the power of women.
In May, the mighty Downs released her latest album, Salón, Lágrimas y Deseo, which she translates as Tears and Desire. Make no mistake, this is another soulful affirmation of that very power, whether in love or anguish. You’ll feel Downs’ vocals seeping through your flesh and bones, right into your soul.
Witness the power tonight when Downs performs at The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. Lisa Morales will provide an excellent start to the night. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music begins at 8 p.m.
On fire. This one is so recommended it hurts.
-Photo courtesy of the artist.