Lila Downs at Centennial Hall Thursday, April 28th
Lila Downs is a commanding presence at center stage, with her superhuman vocal range and a deeply empathetic spirit, she champions the causes of immigrants, women, and indigenous groups in dramatic reinvention of traditional Mexican music and her genre-hopping original songs fused with blues, jazz, soul and South American folk. Lila Downs April 28th at Centennial Hall.
*CLICK FOR CONTEST RULES* The deadline to enter is through noon April 27th. The winners of (1) pair of tickets will be selected at random (one entry per person). Ticket winners will be put on the guest list and must present ID at the venue box office on the night of the show to gain entry. Winners will be notified to the email address entered in the contest.
AGAVE HERITAGE FESTIVAL, PUEBLOS DEL MAÍZ AND ARIZONA ARTS LIVE
APRIL 28, 2022
Few alternative artists have the dynamic power and range of this bilingual warrior-woman, who has recorded nine albums, earning a Grammy and four Latin Grammys along the way.
Agave Heritage Festival, Pueblos del Maíz, and Arizona Arts Live are proud to bring Lila Downs back to the Old Pueblo for a live performance at Centennial Hall on Thursday, April 28th. The concert will serve as the official kickoff event for the annual Agave Heritage Festival (Apr 28-May 1) and the inaugural Pueblos Del Maiz (May 5-May 8).
Mexican American singer and activist Lila Downs is adored by her many fans for staying true to her roots even while she is always moving forward. Through a long career that has earned her multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards, she now ranks as one of the most recognizable singers in Latin alternative music.
A commanding presence at center stage, Downs, “no stranger to raising hell and consciousness through the power of song” (Rolling Stone), with her superhuman vocal range and a deeply empathetic spirit, she champions the causes of immigrants, women, and indigenous groups in her genre-hopping compositions. Her latest release, Al Chile, is infused with the infectious rhythms of cumbia and explores themes of pleasure and pain, suffering, and redemption, through the metaphor of Mexico’s ubiquitous chili pepper.