Lila Downs | Events at Fox Tucson Theatre
7:30 pm

An Evening with Lila Downs


Winner of six Latin Grammys and one Grammy, celebrated singer Lila Downs is one of the world’s most singular and powerful voices, whose compelling stage presence and poignant storytelling transcend all language barriers. Raised in Minnesota and Oaxaca, this global superstar’s exquisite artistry bridges traditions from across the Americas, with influences ranging from the folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America to North American folk, jazz, blues, and hip-hop. As a passionate human-rights activist, Lila’s lyrics often highlight issues relating to social justice, sharing stories that too often go untold.

In 2023, Lila released her fourteenth and Grammy nominated album, La Sánchez, influenced heavily by music from the north of Mexico. With this album, Lila seeks to raise awareness about important matters, such as maternal recognition, compositions in times of pandemic, a journey through mourning, and the vicissitudes of sentimental and social relationships.

Lila has graced the stages of many of the world’s most prestigious festivals and venues including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Hollywood Bowl. She has been invited to sing at the White House, and performed on the Academy Awards and Latin Grammy Awards telecasts. Her music has also been included in several feature films such as The Counselor, Tortilla Soup, Real Women Have Curves, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Carlos Saura’s Fados, Mariachi Gringo, and Hecho en Mexico.

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