Lila Downs | Carolina Theatre | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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Lila Downs 

When: Sat., May 2, 8 p.m. 2015
Price: $10-$50
Lila Downs’ voice demands to be heard. She pirouettes from a rich contralto to a high falsetto within seconds, finally settling into a midrange with a strong, driving vibrato. Based in Oaxaca, Mexico City, and New York, the singer fits neatly into “world music,” thanks to her innovation across borders. She mixes Purépecha folksong with rancheras and blues. On her new Balas y Chocolate, Downs focuses her energy and heart on Mexico. The violent disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Guerrero, weighs on the singer, and she responds with force. Downs brings the power of her octet to Durham. —Amanda Black
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