Lila Downs | 4mins
Director: Amnesty and Music for Human Rights | Producer: Amnesty and Music for Human Rights
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: United States
Possessed of one of the most extraordinary voices in world music, Lila Downs is as much of a performance artist as a singer. Her repertoire which can range from traditional to original generally reference her native Maxican heritage. In this interview, she discusses her childhood in Mexico, growing up the daughter of a mixed marriage, and her eventual turn to topical songs inspired by the music of Mercedes Sosa.