In this virtual event, you’ll join us for a live conversation about current Latinx issues with a few songs performed by Lila Downs, followed by a moderated Q & A session with audience members.
Iconic Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner Lila Downs is one of the world’s most powerful voices, whose compelling stage presence and poignant storytelling transcend all language barriers. Raised in Minnesota and Oaxaca, this global music icon sings in Spanish, English and the languages of the Mixtec, Zapotec, Maya and Mahuati cultures. Her exquisite artistry bridges traditions from across the Americas, with influences ranging from the folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America to North American folk, jazz, blues and hip-hop. As a passionate human-rights activist, Lila’s lyrics often highlight issues relating to social justice, sharing stories that too often go untold.