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Lila Downs

Lila Downs

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Sep 22, 2023

Lila Downs

“... perhaps one of the most recognizable traditional singers in Latin alternative music.” —Rolling Stone

Winner of seven Grammys, celebrated singer and Artist Series favorite Lila Downs is one of the most powerful and unique voices today. With symbolic stage presence and emotional storytelling, her singing transcends all language barriers.  A passionate human rights activist, Lila Downs’ lyrics tell stories ranging from social injustice to the suppressed Latin American stories of indigenous and working-class women. Her music embraces influences from the folkloric and ranchera music of Mexico to that of the southern United States, crossing barriers and generating sounds that go from folk, jazz, folkloric blues, indigena and ranchera to hip-hop. 

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time

Friday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

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Buying options

Save 15-25% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist SeriesChoice 4Choice 6 and as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Lila Downs: Celebrating Cultural Richness Through Music

In the vibrant world of contemporary music, Lila Downs shines as an artist with a captivating blend of talent, passion and cultural heritage. 

CU Presents Staff

Learn more - Lila Downs: Celebrating Cultural Richness Through Music

Lila Downs: Celebrating Cultural Richness Through Music

In the vibrant world of contemporary music, Lila Downs shines as an artist with a captivating blend of talent, passion and cultural heritage. 

CU Presents Staff

Learn more - Lila Downs: Celebrating Cultural Richness Through Music

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