- November 30, 2011
"It’s easy to hear the new Lila Downs album, “Pecados y Milagros” (Sony Mexico), as sleek modern Mexican pop with a thrilling, chameleonic voice at its center: one that can go for playfulness, operatic bravura or tearful, heart-on-sleeve melodrama." Read the full review from the NY Times here and let us know what you think.
- October 19, 2011
- October 18, 2011
We present to you the Official Store of Lila Downs.
If you live outside of México, but you wish to get the new album now, “Pecados y Milagros”, this is your chance! Here comes the Official Music Store of Lila Downs! It doesn’t matter where you’re connecting from, you can order your physical copy of the album and we’ll send it right away to your house starting October 25th. If you need to follow up on the status of your order, in the right corner you can find our link to Customer Services that will help you to track your delivery. You can also share this info on your social networks or leave some comments by scrolling down to the bottom of the store page!
Get in and pre-order it now. Click here!
- January 12, 2011
There is a wonderful soundtrack of the documentary film Wretches and Jabberers that was released this week. The film is an illuminating portrait of two men on a journey to change the face of autism, and explores how they develop personal relationships through communication.
I had the opportunity to record a very beautiful song by J. Ralph and Hugh Stockton called Entenderse. There is an amazing list of 20 artists who participated, including Devendra Banhart, Steven Stills, Norah Jones, Ben Harper.
Trailer: Wretches and Jabberers Trailer
Take a moment to check them out!
- December 23, 2010
To all our friends:
This year has been truly wonderful for us with the addition of Benito to our family, and all the projects and concerts we’ve had the opportunity to participate in.
I hope you all take the time to recognize your blessings, just as we have this year.
Thank you all for your support and love. It means more to us than you can imagine, and keeps us going.
We wish you all happiness and peace.
Con mucho amor,
Lila, Paul, y Benito
- October 24, 2010Daniel Pearl World Music Days was created in response to the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Danny’s family and friends came together to work towards a more humane world, forming the Daniel Pearl Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music, and innovative communications.
Danny was a talented musician who joined musical groups in every community in which he lived, leaving behind a long trail of musician-friends spanning the entire world. Commemorating Danny’s October 10th birthday, World Music Days uses the universal language of music to encourage fellowship across cultures and build a platform for “Harmony for Humanity.”
The following October performances will be dedicated to Daniel Pearl as part of the 8th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days.
- July 13, 2010
We have been waiting for this moment for a few years now, and a little boy called Benito Dxuladi has come into our lives and made us very happy and blessed! We are watching the miracle of life and are so grateful to everyone who has sent us words of support and encouragement over the years about being parents.
Thank you all with all my heart.
- July 13, 2010Iconic Human Rights Activist DOLORES HUERTA
Celebrates 80th Birthday with “Weaving Movements Together” Benefit Concert Featuring LEGENDARY ARTIST
CARLOS SANTANA AUGUST 13TH AT GREEK THEATRE
Santana to Perform with Latin-Jazz Great – Pete Escovedo’s Band
Co-Hosted by Martin Sheen, Ed Bagley Jr., Benjamin Bratt and Others, Plus Special Musical Performances by Rapper-
Activist Zack de la Rocha and
World Music Singer-Songwriter Lila Downs
Tickets go on Sale Through Ticketmaster Saturday, July 17th
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 13, 2010) – Internationally recognized for her role in promoting human rights for women, immigrants, workers and the gay community, Dolores Huerta, President of Dolores Huerta Foundation and Co-founder of United Farm Workers of America is celebrating her 80th birthday with an inspiring benefit concert to celebrate the victories of the past, address the challenges of the future, and collectively envision a better world. “Weaving Movements Together,” which will be webcast live to over 25 simultaneous parties nationwide, will unite several social movements and help raise funds for the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
WHO: Host Dolores Huerta; Performances by Carlos Santana, Pete Escovedo, Lila Downs, Zack de la Rocha; celebrity co-hosts Martin Sheen, Ed Bagley Jr., Benjamin Bratt, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Culture Clash, and Jodie Evans from Code Pink with more to be announced.
WHAT: “Weaving Movements Together” benefit concert unifying social movements such as Women’s Rights, Social Justice & Immigration, Environment & Sustainability, Peace Movement, and GLBT Rights.
FOR MORE EVENT INFO GO TO: Dolores Huerta Foundation on Facebook
WHY: Celebrate Dolores Huerta’s 80th Birthday while promoting unity among various progressive movements and raising funds for the Dolores Huerta Foundation to support its ongoing work inspiring and motivating people to organize sustainable communities to attain social justice.
WHEN: August 13, 2010, 5pm – Weaving Movements Expo, 7pm – Performances
WHERE: The Greek Theatre, 2700 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
COST: Ticket prices start at $35.00
For more information on the Dolores Huerta Foundation visit www.doloreshuerta.org
- April 2, 2010
The first stage of the 2010 tour for Lila and band started on March 5 with the concert at Millennia Festival in Barcelona, Spain, and continued with concerts in several cities of that country: Valencia, Malaga, Cordoba, Madrid, Bilbao, among others. On March 19 Lila performed in Papantla, Veracruz at the Cumbre Tajin Festival, sharing the stage with the Voces Totonacas and Julieta Venegas. Then on March 21st, she participated in the Segundo Festival Estatal de las Artes y Culturas Indigenas in the city of Puebla, and ended their stay in Mexico with the opening of Zacatecas Cultural Festival on March 27 at the Plaza de Armas, where she share the stage with Concha Buika (Spain).
She is currently in Argentina, for concerts in Rosario, Cordoba, and Buenos Aires. In Buenos Aires a second show has been added at the Gran Rex due to high interest. From April to June Lila will be appearing in throughout the United States and in Turkey, Hungary, France, Germany, Switzerland and Norway. At the same time they are working on the arrangements for what will be their seventh studio album, which will be an independent production and will include a vast repertoire of “Revisited” traditional rancheras. This production will be ready for autumn this year, they indicated.
For now, Downs has announced the release of their first live CD “LILA DOWNS Y LA MISTERIOSA EN PARIS – Live at FIP”, recorded in May 2009 in Studio 105, Radio France, Paris.The CD has been released by Harmonia Mundi / World Village Music and is already available in Spain, and will be available to the rest of Europe and the United States in April. Release dates and availability in other countries will be announced shortly, but are available for advance purchase at Lila’s Blue Collar Store right now and will be shipped the week of the release.
Lila is also working on the musical compositions for a stage adaptation of the novel “Like Water for Chocolate” by Laura Esquivel. This is being produced by the Public Theater of New York City, and we have hopes that eventually this will be a touring production in which Lila may also have the lead role.