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Lila Downs

Lila Downs, born in Oaxaca, Mexico, is the daughter of Mixtec singer Anita Sanchez and Allen Downs, a Scottish-American art professor and filmmaker. She grew up in Oaxaca, California, and Minnesota, where she graduated from the University of Minnesota in voice and anthropology. Her musical vision is anthropological in nature, as varied as the ... See full bio »
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 2013 The Counselor (performer: "Zapata Se Queda") / (writer: "Zapata Se Queda")
 2007 The Death and Life of Bobby Z (performer: "Agua De Rosas") / (writer: "Agua De Rosas")
 2003 Casa de los babys (performer: "Naela")
 2003 The 75th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Burn It Blue")
 2003 Kingpin (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2003) ... (performer: "La Martiniana")
 2002 Frida (performer: "Alcoba Azul (Tango)" (2002), "La Borrachita", "La Llorona", "Burn It Blue" (2002))
 2002 Real Women Have Curves (performer: "La Niña") / (writer: "La Niña")
 2001 Tortilla Soup (performer: "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps")
 2001 Green Stones (performer: "Cancion mixteca")
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I've learned to respect the mysterious force of music, and been humbled by it. It's such an important vehicle to learn and appreciate who we are, also to forgive and work out matters of emotion and identity.


Adopted a baby boy named Benito Dxuladi Cohen with her boyfriend Paul Cohen.

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