World Music & Dance
Manager: Tobias Tumarkin
Management Territory: USA & Canada
Known for her smoky voice and magnetic performances, Lila Downs defies categorization in any single genre. Her border-blurring, multicultural upbringing infused her with an aesthetic vision that embraces cross-cultural pollination, drawing on a pan-Latin palette of music as well as American folk, jazz, blues, and rock. As a result, Downs has become one of the most innovative exponents of Mesoamerican music on both sides of the border. Her high-minded lyrics and all-encompassing sound have won many accolades, including a GRAMMY ® for her most . . . recent album, and a devoted following of fans from all over the world.
"This Oaxaca-born, Minnesota-raised singer dips into Mexican, American and other roots traditions on her eighth album, injecting styles from brassy banda to Scottish folk into the set…the results are as daring as anything by Tom Waits" - ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE
"The Mexican American singer has a stunning voice [and] a confident multicultural vision..."
- THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
"She has earned her supreme confidence and reinvigorated the place in Mexican music where popular and traditional sound collide...we are honestly awed..." - THE WASHINGTON POST