Lila Downs


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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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Known For

Frida Tango Singer
(2002)
The Counselor Soundtrack
(2013)
Bobby Z Soundtrack
(2007)
Tortilla Soup Soundtrack
(2001)

Filmography

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 2020 Xico's Journey
Nana Petra (voice)
 2019 Cariñito (Video short)
Lila Downs
 2014 River of Fundament
Ranchera Singer
 2013 Deseo
Cantante (uncredited)
 2012 Mariachi Gringo
Sophia
 2002 Frida
Tango Singer
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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.

Trivia:

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

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Virgo

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