For years, Lila Downs has melded her powerful multilingual vocals with musical arrangements that engagingly blend the sounds of our global village. Of mixed heritage herself, the signature syncretism that has come to define her artistic presentation has been most recently evidenced by the release in late June of the appropriately Spanglish titled anthology The Very Best of el Alma de Lila Downs. The Oaxaca-born singer's commanding range will be echoing through the Grove of Anaheim on Oct. 25. Last August, Downs spoke with the Weekly about her music (link). Tickets from Downs's canceled Grove show in August will be honored tonight.
Sun., Oct. 25, 8:30 p.m., 2009