She doesn't play gypsy music nor does she describe herself as one, but Lila Downs is the closest thing there is a to a
modern day artist gypsy, a woman whose compass always points to the stage and to inspired music. If a label absolutely must
be placed, Downs is more comfortable with a folk artist, and anyone who has seen her perform concedes that's about the best
way to describe her, although words cannot do service to this incredibly talented performer. In fact, forcing a label on Downs
only serves to yoke her under the weight of performing according to the strictures of that particular genre, and that's not
something she's ever prepared to do. Lila Downs and her music run wild and free, and with concert
tickets from StubHub, you can see this dynamo explore onstage!
There was a time when the music of the everyman was almost exclusively the purview of folk artists, traveling families
who roamed about sharing their sounds and stories will all who would listen. Lamentably, that great oral tradition has given
way to more polished studio art, and that magnificent art of storytelling set to music was gradually chipped away at until
next to nothing remained. Lila Downs is here to change all that. Along with her husband drummer and an incredible accompanying
band, Lila Downs has branded a sound that embodies so many varying aspects of life and art that is eclectic, eccentric and
For more than a decade, Lila Downs has bounced around the globe, bringing her dramatic and highly unique reinvention of
traditional Mexican music and original compositions fused with blues, jazz, soul and African roots to stages everywhere and
treating audiences to wonderfully fresh music. Some would rashly classify that music and the artist as Mexican, but there
are so many more layers and textures to Lila Downs's music that there is no real way to categorize her music except to say
that it is a remarkably inventive and exciting fusion of international sounds and flavors that no audience can resist!
The daughter of a Mexican singer and a Scottish-American art professor and filmmaker, Lila Downs combines her passion for
music with her love of ancient culture to create an edgy and powerful sound bursting with international flair. Critics praise
her for her deft weaving of sounds and cultural elements that is at once distinctly Mexican heritage and also a wholly unique
take on world music. And while the accolades keep piling up, including a Grammy Award in 2013, Downs is far more concerned
with what impact her music is having on fans, and if the massive crowds at her sold-out shows are any indication, they can't
get enough of the folk music diva!
A musical journey with Lila Downs and her 6-piece band is always a fascinating one, at once edgy and powerful yet warm
and graceful. Her music is hard to put a finger on, and that's just the way Downs wants it. She vacillates between styles,
instruments and even languages, and it's the unpredictability that keeps audiences coming back for more. With folk music tickets from StubHub, you can see Lila
Downs live and experience a performance unlike any other!