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Lila Downs

Lila Downs

GRAMMY Award winning Mexican-American singer-songwriter Lila Downs brings an unforgettable live show to the Hall, performing music across Latin American and popular music traditions.

Lila Downs is one of the most influential artists in Latin America. Growing up in both Minnesota and Oaxaca Mexico to a mother from the Mixtec indigenous group and a Scottish-American father, Lila's music often focuses on social justice, giving a voice to migrants, indigenous people and women. She sings in Spanish, English and various Native American languages, such as Zapotec, Mixtec, Nahuatl, Maya and Purepecha. 

Lila's compositions combine genres and rhythms as diverse as Mexican rancheras and corridos, boleros, jazz, hip-hop, cumbia, and North American folk music, to create a distinctive sound that has earned her international recognition on the world stage. She has collaborated with the likes of Mercedes Sosa, Norah Jones, YoYo Ma, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as well as Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.

This event, initially scheduled for Sun 16 July 2023 has been rescheduled to Fri 12 April 2024. All bookings held for the original show remain valid. New e-tickets reflecting the new date have been sent out to bookers. If you cannot make new date, or have questions, please contact our Box Office by emailing [email protected].

The end time for this concert will be added here closer to the performance dates. 

Produced by the Barbican in association with La Linea - The London Latin Music Festival.

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