- January 9, 2015
After a garnering a Latin Grammy for Best Folk Album, RAÍZ, the beautiful collaboration with Lila Downs, Soledad, and Niña Pastori, is also Grammy nominated for Best Latin Pop Album.
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards occur on February 8th at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live and the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The telecast will air on CBS at 8 pm (7 pm central).
Billboard Magazine and NBC News Latino name RAÍZ one of the best Latin albums of 2014.
NBCNewsLatino.com / Sandra Guzman / Dec 2014
" Raíz is a dreamy, earthy, and lush album that celebrates the musical roots of Mexico, Argentina and Spain. Bringing together three soulful singers, Spain's Niña Pastori, Argentina's Soledad, and Mexico's Lila Downs, was a brilliant idea and the result was aural magic."
Billboard Magazine / Leila Cobo / Dec 2014
"Bringing together three great folk singers from three different countries -- Soledad from Argentina, Niña Pastori from Spain and Lila Downs from Mexico -- was a project that took years to gel. Combining the three singers’ disparate agendas seemed an eternal challenge. The final result, however, is stunning. Raíz includes emblematic tracks that have been popularized by each of the singers, featuring all three in every song. The mix of flamenco, huapangos and tanguillos is intoxicating, and the ability to stay true to folk roots while decidedly achieving a pop sound is commendable."
- November 3, 2014
RAÍZ, the collaboration album of Soledad, Niña Pastori, and Lila Downs, has received two Latin Grammy © Nominations, for Album of the Year and Best Folk Album.
All three singers will be performing at the Person of the Year Gala, honoring Joan Manuel Serrat, on Nov. 19th, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
- July 29, 2014
Lila begins her U.S. tour on Aug 11th at the Chicago House of Blues with a Live Stream of the concert on Yahoo Live! Lila is the first woman and Latin artist to be featured in the programming, which will stream a live concert every day for a year. Amigos from anywhere in the world can watch Lila's Chicago concert for FREE by going to http://screen.yahoo.com/live/event/lila-downs. Visit now and request a reminder so you don't miss it.
KINKY has been added to the concert on Aug 22, at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and making this an exceptionally exciting show! Get your tickets here.
In conjunction with the tour, the RAÍZ album is being released in the U.S. on Aug 12th and will be available in-stores and at all of Lila's concerts.
For a complete list of tour dates, visit Tour section now.
- July 22, 2014
SU PODEROSA VOZ Y PRESENCIA ENGALANARÁN NUEVAMENTE EL FESTIVAL DE LA GUELAGUETZA, ESTE 25 DE JULIO, EN LA CIUDAD DE OAXACA.
Una vez más, Lilia Downs fue invitada para ser el plato fuerte del Festival de la Guelaguetza, que cada año convoca a todas las regiones de Oaxaca a presentar sus tradiciones, alimentos, danzas y textiles, en la ciudad de Oaxaca, Oaxaca. A este evento asisten cada año decenas de miles de turistas, provenientes de todo el mundo, para contemplar las bellezas de nuestras tradiciones ancestrales. El show que Lilia Downs presentará este año es totalmente nuevo y su participación en el festival ha sido desde hace mucho, unas de las principales razones por las cuales extranjeros de todo el orbe quieren visitar el Auditorio Guelaguetza, pues muchos de ellos han tenido el gusto de disfrutar a Lilia Downs en sus respectivos países y no quieren quedarse con ganas de verla en su propia tierra.
EL SHOW DE LILIA DOWNS SE LLEVARÁ A CABO EN EL AUDITORIO GUELAGUETZA EL VIERNES 25 DE JULIO, A LAS 20:00 HRS.
- June 5, 2014
Thank you Paolo Fontana, Ricardo Mariño-Pérez, Derek A. Woller, and Hojun Song for this great honor. We're grateful for your important work in entomology and dedication to a healthy and diverse planet.
You can read the new HERE.
- September 30, 2013This Sunday, Lila Downs presented a show filled of great music, the soul and the color of México including 150 dancers who attended from 8 different regions from Oaxaca state. She also had fantastic special guests such as La Sonora Santanera, 3Ball Monterrey, the Trío Los Panchos & Lorenzo Negrete, nephew of the great Jorge Negrete.
During the show, Armando Manzanero & Roberto López, Sony Music México CEO, awarded her with a Platinum2x for "Pecados y Milagros" album.
There's no doubt in two hours of this amazing show, Lila Downs made us feel proud of being part of México.
- September 15, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. — PBS presents Música Latina: In Performance at the White House, a television music special taped in the East Room of the White House. President and Mrs. Obama will host the concert event spotlighting an array of Latin music on Monday, September 16. The evening will feature artists Natalie Cole, Lila Downs, Gloria Estefan, Raul Malo, Ricky Martin, Prince Royce, Arturo Sandoval, Romeo Santos, Alejandro Sanz and Marco Antonio Solís. (Program subject to change.) The one-hour television special is part of the long-running In Performance at the White House series, now in its 36th year. The program will premiere Tuesday, October 8 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings).
Both English- and Spanish-language versions will be available to PBS stations throughout the country. Música Latina: In Performance at the White House will also be available on www.pbs.org/whitehouse beginning Wednesday, October 9. In addition, the program will be broadcast Sunday, October 13 on the American Forces Network to American service men and women and civilians at U.S. Department of Defense locations around the world. The concert, including President Obama’s remarks, will be available for press via the White House Press Corps pool feed and streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov.
Música Latina: In Performance at the White House showcases Latin musical heritage, reflecting the influence of successive waves of immigration from all over the Americas and celebrating the beauty and diversity of Latin music. From the lively rhythms of Central America and the Caribbean to the haunting sounds of South America, Latin music is known for blending a wide variety of styles.
“WETA is proud to join the White House in bringing this concert to the American people,” said Sharon Percy Rockefeller, president and CEO of WETA. “WETA has a rich tradition of producing performance and history programs, and we are delighted to offer this special — together with the forthcoming Latino Americans documentary series — this fall during Hispanic Heritage Month.”
“Música Latina: In Performance at the White House will bring energetic, passionate music to our audiences and share some treasures of Latino culture with our viewers,” said Paula A. Kerger, president and CEO of PBS. “Much like the people that it honors, Latin music is extraordinarily diverse, and I am proud that we are able to share this program with audiences across the country.”
“Latin music has become a powerful force in the national culture, mirroring the growing size and importance of the Latino population in the United States,” said Sandie Viquez Pedlow, executive director of Latino Public Broadcasting. “We are honored to be a part of this fabulous production.”
“CPB is proud to support In Performance at the White House,” said Patricia Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. “This inspiring series invites all Americans, through public media, to experience and celebrate our country’s rich and diverse musical heritage. Música Latina continues this great public media tradition.”
In addition to the evening concert, on the morning of the concert taping, the White House will host “Celebrando el Ritmo Latino: The History of Latin Music,” an educational workshop held in the State Dining Room for 130 middle and high school students from the Washington, D.C., area. The event will be produced by The GRAMMY Museum and led by Robert Santelli, the museum’s executive director. A leading musicologist and music educator, he will give the participating students an overview of the origins of Latin music, inform them of the elements of the genre, discuss how Latin music has been popularized in other parts of the world and examine the many subgenres that encompass the larger Latin genre. Santelli will be joined by special music guests, including Lila Downs, Romeo Santos and Marco Antonio Solís, who will share their experiences and answer student questions. The White House “Celebrando el Ritmo Latino: The History of Latin Music” workshop will be streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov/live.
This is the sixth educational workshop at the White House that The GRAMMY Museum has organized in cooperation with the In Performance at the White House concert series. As with previous concerts, Música Latina: In Performance at the White House will be accompanied by a broader educational program including a downloadable curriculum and materials for middle and high school teachers, available at www.grammymuseum.org. Educational materials will also be on the series’ companion website — www.pbs.org/whitehouse — along with information about the performers, photos from the evening, a list of song selections, clips from the performances and video of the full broadcast.
Música Latina is the twelfth In Performance at the White House program created during President Barack Obama’s administration. From February 2009 to the most recent broadcast in May 2013, these latest In Performance at the White House events have honored the musical genius of Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney, Carole King, Burt Bacharach and Hal David; celebrated Hispanic musical heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month; marked Black History Month with events featuring the music from the Civil Rights Movement, Motown, Memphis Soul and the blues; explored the history of the uniquely American art form of country music; and spotlighted Broadway and the exceptional spirit of the American musical. The star-studded lineups have included Marc Anthony, Tony Bennett, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Jamie Foxx, José Feliciano, Dave Grohl, Herbie Hancock, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Nathan Lane, Queen Latifah, John Legend, Eva Longoria, Lyle Lovett, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Smokey Robinson, Seal, Jerry Seinfeld, Esperanza Spalding, Elaine Stritch, James Taylor, Justin Timberlake and Jack White, among others.
In Performance at the White House has been produced by WETA for PBS since 1978 and spans every administration since that of President Carter. The series began with an East Room recital by the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz. Since then, In Performance at the White House has embraced virtually every genre of American performance: pop, country, gospel, jazz, Latin, blues, theatre and dance among them. The series was created to showcase the rich fabric of American culture in the setting of the nation’s most famous home. Past programs have showcased such talent as cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, dancer/choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov, popular music singers Linda Ronstadt and Alison Krauss, jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, the United States Marine Band, soul and jazz singer Aretha Franklin, leading Broadway performers, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Música Latina: In Performance at the White House is a production of WETA Washington, D.C., and Bounce, a division of AEG, in association with Latino Public Broadcasting. The executive producers are Dalton Delan and David S. Thompson of WETA, and the producers are Tim Swift and Kristi Foley of Bounce. The program director is Marty Pasetta Jr., and the music directors are Arturo Sandoval and Gregg Field. The series producer is Jackson Frost. Foundation support is provided by The Annenberg Foundation. Major funding is also provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers.
For more information about Música Latina: In Performance at the White House, visit www.pbs.org/whitehouse. An electronic press kit, including downloadable talent photos for promotional use, is available at pressroom.pbs.org. To follow In Performance at the White House on Twitter, use hashtag #PBSipwh.
WETA Washington, D.C., is the third-largest producing station for public television. Other WETA productions and co-productions include PBS NewsHour, Washington Week with Gwen Ifill, The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize and documentaries by filmmaker Ken Burns, as well as historical specials such as the six-part Latino Americans, premiering September 17 on PBS stations nationwide. More information on WETA and its programs and services is available at www.weta.org.
PBS, with its over 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through innovative content. Each month, PBS reaches nearly 120 million people through television and almost 29 million people on digital platforms, inviting them to experience science, history, nature, and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS has been consistently honored with the industry’s most coveted awards. Pre-K through 12th grade teachers turn to PBS for digital content and instructional tools that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS’ children’s programming and its website, pbskids.org, are parents’ and educators’ most trusted partners in nurturing curiosity and the love of learning in children. More information is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org sites on the Internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through apps for mobile devices.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,400 locally owned and operated public television and radio stations nationwide and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services. More information about CPB is available at www.cpb.org.
Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) is a non-profit organization funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. LPB’s mission is to support the development, production, post-production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural television that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. These programs are produced for dissemination to public broadcasting stations and other public telecommunication entities. LPB provides a voice to the diverse Latino community throughout the United States. More information on LPB and its programs and services is available at www.lpbp.org.
- September 5, 2013
- July 15, 2013Enjoy the performance of Lila Downs live in Central Park, including the special guest appearance by Angelique Kidjo, due to the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) week, this content is presented by KCRW (Raúl Campos). This is the 14th ocassion that LACN reunites the best of latinoamerican music, Lila Downs performed at SummerStage this July 11th.
- July 7, 2013
Dear friends! I have big news about the upcoming show at Greek Theatre in Los Ángeles, 22nd September... Carla Morrison and the Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cato will join to perform with me!
It will be an amazing night. Hope you'll come to be part of this experience! <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.com/lila-downs-los-angeles-california-09-22-2013/event/09004AA8BB8180ED?artistid=704790&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=5" target="_blank">Tickets available HERE.</a>
- May 20, 2013
VIDEO: Lila Downs performing "Cielo Rojo" for the mexican movie "El Mariachi Gringo".
- March 22, 2013