Mexican singer/songwriter Lila Downs will be in Vancouver this weekend, bringing her award-winning music to the Chan Centre for one show only. Her music combines traditional Mexican melodies with blues, jazz, and soul.
“Well-known for her lifetime of social activism, Downs works to maintain cultural identity, celebrating her indigenous Oaxacan heritage through song on her eleven albums. Her gorgeous new album, Pecados y Milagros (Sins and Miracles), which has won 2012 Latin Grammy and 2013 Grammy Awards, was heavily influenced by traditional Mexican votive paintings.
In turn, Downs was inspired to commission spectacular votive paintings for each track, which will be featured as projections throughout the concert. Based on the album, this unique performance will combine Downs’s sumptuous music and vocals with projected images of paintings from the exhibit, weaving together a powerful combination of sight and sound. The results are sure to be spellbinding.”
Where: Chan Centre, Chan Shun Concert Hall (6265 Crescent Road, UBC)
When: Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 7:00pm
Tickets: From $36 to $72, through Ticketmaster or by phone (604) 822-2697.
Downs and her band, La Misteriosa, have won accolades and a devoted following in North America and Mexico. Her body of work includes La Sandunga (1999), La Linea/Border (2001), the Latin Grammy-winning Una Sangre/One Blood (2004), La Cantina (2006) and Shake Away/Ojo de Culebra (2008) and her Sony Music debut, Pecados y Milagros (2011), which earned the singer both Grammy and Latin Grammy awards.
If you would like to see Lila Downs perform at the Chan Centre on Sunday, I have a pair of tickets to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 9:00am on Friday, April 19, 2013.
Update The winner is Thalia!