Lila Downs with Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company

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Date(s) - Aug 12
8:00 pm

Ford Theatres



Ford Signature Series pairs world renowned performers with Los Angeles County artists for one-of-a-kind experiences. Known for her innovative approach to music-making and inventive fusion of international sounds, the Grammy® Award-winning Mexican-American singer/songwriter Lila Downs will share the stage with one of Los Angeles’ premier folklorico dance companies, Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company, in a concert showcasing traditional Mexican celebrations from indigenous cultures and regions of Mexico. Lila’s Mixtec Indian heritage infuses her reinterpretations of blues, jazz,  soul, cumbia and rock — even rap and klezmer — with traditional Mexican and native Mesoamerican music, singing in Spanish, English and sometimes even the languages of the Mixtec, Zapotec, Maya and Nahuatl cultures.

Performances are:

Friday, Aug. 12 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m.