Lila Downs
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1968-09-09
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Lila Downs Biography (Wikipedia)

Ana Lila Downs Sánchez, best known as Lila Downs (born September 19, 1968 · ) is an American–Mexican singer-songwriter and actress. She performs her own compositions and the works of others in multiple genres, as well as tapping into Mexican traditional and popular music. She also incorporates indigenous Mexican influences and has recorded songs in many indigenous languages such as Mixtec, Zapotec, Mayan, Nahuatl and Purépecha. Born and raised in Oaxaca, she primarily studied at the Institute of Arts by Oaxaca and briefly attended University of Minnesota, before withdrawing to focus on her musical career. She soon began performing in the traditional music scene of Oaxaca City.

Her first album, Ofrenda, was released in 1994. In 1999, Downs came to prominence with her debut studio album, La Sandunga, which was a critical and commercial success. She achieved international success in 2001 with the album Border which emerged in the music scene of Mexico and Latin America in the early 2000s (decade). Lila's seventh album, Pecados y Milagros (2011), topped album charts in most major markets and generated chart-topping world music albums. Her eighth album, "Balas y Chocolate", was released in 2015. She is currently at work on her ninth album, as of yet untitled and scheduled for release in the spring of 2017.

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Balas y Chocolate (Songlines Awards)
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Balas y Chocolate (Songlines Awards)
Elliot Goldenthal
Frida (2000) - Floating Bed
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Frida (2000) - Floating Bed
Elliot Goldenthal
Frida (2000) - Benediction and Dream
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Frida (2000) - Benediction and Dream
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Humito de Copal
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Humito de Copal
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Paloma Negra 
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Paloma Negra 
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