Lila Downs at the Chan Centre

Comments 17 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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.

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Photo by: Ricardo Trabulsi

“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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Update The winner is Thalia!

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17 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. TeresaTuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 7:02pm PST

    Her voice is unmistakable and beautiful – love that she’s combined her music with actions that matter, too.

  2. ThaliaTuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 7:34pm PST

    OMG ! Lila Downs, she’s from my dad’s hometown!!!! Would love to experience her performance.

  3. Elena MareliTuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 7:54pm PST

    She has a great, powerful voice and nice set of musicians. It would be a real treat.

  4. MeghanTuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 8:45pm PST

    I was just looking her up online on Friday to buy her album when I discovered that she is going to be here! I would love to see her! I am a new fan but bound to be a great and loyal one!!

  5. Andy C.Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 — 9:40pm PST

    Sounds like an interesting style, intriging

  6. lucWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 1:36pm PST

    I would be happy to attend her show!

  7. SanazWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 2:39pm PST

    I’d love to see this show

  8. LindaWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 8:41pm PST

    Her music is so beautiful, I would love to see the show

  9. GretaWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 11:07pm PST

    Seeing this show would be amazing – her music is beautiful!

  10. SwapnilThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 6:05am PST

    she sounds amazing, would love to go!

  11. LaurenThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:27am PST

    This concert would make a wonderful surprise gift for my friend!

  12. OanaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 1:02pm PST

    I’d love to win tickets!

  13. Karen MThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 7:22pm PST

    Lila is a talented and passionate musician, this concert is a standout!

  14. eileen hThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 8:57pm PST

    The only time I have been to Chan Centre was for my nephew’s graduation….but the acoustics were really good when he sneezed!

  15. AlexThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 9:38pm PST

    OMG ! Lila Downs, she’s awesome!!! Would love to experience her performance.

  16. DoreenThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:43pm PST

    I love that photo of her!

  17. OliverFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 12:57am PST

    Have only discovered her and her music earlier this year, but would love to see her live.

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