30 May Lila Downs’ feminist take on banda music: “Soy libre y soy mujer para beberte”
In this episode of the U-LAB Podcast, the Mexican-American artist walks us through her new album, the sensual ‘Salón, lágrimas y deseo.’
In Lila Downs’ gorgeous, vintage-feel album Salón, lágrimas y deseo, she passionately sings traditional boleros, danzonetes and even banda music but with contemporary messages and feminist fervor. It’s nothing new for the artist, whose career spanning 20 years has been known by her socially-conscious ideals on and off stage, her defense of indigineous cultures, especially those from Mexico, and her identity as a Mexican-American woman ni de aquí ni de allá.
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