Thursday, September 30, 2010

Lila Downs

Certainly well-known after her involvement in the 2002 film Frida, but admired by many before as well, the Mexican-American performer Lila Downs is a fantastic artist.  Her voice has a unique tone and good range, a skill that is increasingly rare in popular music.

In addition to writing her own pieces, she also makes an effort to promote Mesoamerican music and culture, and has done so with great success.  The song below, Agua de Rosas, is off the 2006 album, La Cantina.   

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

if she is all about "Mexican" culture why is she playing a Cumbia, a Columbian musical style?