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Friday, August 12

Ford Theatres Summer Season: Lila Downs with Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company

Ford Theatres

2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068


(ALSO AUG. 13) Known for her innovative approach to music inspired by ancient cultures, the Grammy® Award-winning Mexican-American singer/songwriter Lila Downs will share the stage with longtime Ford Theatres artist and one of the premier folklorico dance companies in Los Angeles, Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company, in a concert showcasing traditional Mexican celebrations from indigenous cultures and regions of Mexico. From Lila's Mixtec Indian heritage to her fusion of international sounds and musical genres, the concert will showcase her ability to meld reinterpretations of blues, jazz and soul to cumbia, rock, even rap and klezmer with traditional Mexican and native Mesoamerican music, singing in Spanish, English, and sometimes even the languages of the Mixtec, Zapotec, Maya and Nahuatl cultures.

About Lila Downs: Lila Downs is an American-Mexican singer/songwriter and actress. She has performed at many of the world's most prestigious festivals and venues including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Festival of Sacred Music at the Hollywood Bowl. She has been invited to sing at the White House and performed at the 75th Annual Academy Awards

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