Lila Downs Performs at Longwood Gardens
One of Latin America’s most influential artists, multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lila Downs is known for her charismatic performances and unique compositions that combine genres and rhythms as diverse as Mexican rancheras and corridos, boleros, jazz standards, hip-hop, cumbia, and North American folk music.
Downs will display her musical talents at Longwood Gardens on September 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $65 and can be purchased at longwoodgardens.org.
With her music often focusing on social justice, immigration, and women’s issues, Downs is one of the world’s most singular voices. The singer grew up in both Minnesota and Oaxaca, Mexico. Her mother is from the Mixtec indigenous group and her father was Scottish American. Downs sings in Spanish, English, and various Native American languages such as Zapotec, Mixtec, Nahuatl, Maya, and Purepecha.
Located in Kennett Square, Pa., Longwood Gardens is one of more than 30 gardens in the Philadelphia region known as America’s Garden Capital.