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Lila Downs a singer without borders
Lila Downs’ music is a lot like her upbringing: threads of seemingly unrelated cultures woven into an exotic, ever-shifting hybrid. She’s done everything from studying anthropology to dropping out of school to follow the Grateful Dead. She was a DIY artist and coffeehouse singer smitten with Mexican rancheras, John Coltrane and Whitney Houston who released her music on cassette in the ‘90s. Now she headlines theaters and arenas around the world, and sings with an opera-worthy voice in multiple languages.
March 1, 2012