Lila Downs has become one of Latin pop's most famous singers. She was born, Lila Downs Sánchez, in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 1968. She had a unique childhood, with her mother as a moonlighting singer and her father as an art professor and filmmaker. She spent half of your youth in Mexico soaking up the regional sounds and culture, and then she spent the other half of her childhood in California, and later in Minnesota, where she attended the University of MInnesota to study anthropology. These disparate elements have become the foundation of Downs' sound.
Some call Downs' music world fusion, due to her combination of Mexican and American songforms, but her music is... Read More