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Lila Downsová

Datum narození: 19. září 1968

Ana Lila Downs Sánchez , používající své první jméno Lila Downs jako umělecké, je mexická zpěvačka, autorka textů a písní a producentka. V anglicky mluvících a jiných zemích se prosadila až v roce 2001 se svým prvním anglicky nazpívaným albem Border, kterého se prodalo přes 2 milionů kusů.

Je také jedinou z této země, které se podařilo dostat na vrchol hitparád Billboard Hot 100 a UK Singles Chart.

„Myslím, že doba je dost těžká na to být optimistický.“

—  Lila Downsová

Zdroj: [Lila Downs: Spatřila jsem peklo, dívala jsem se na zprávy, rozhlas.cz, 2015-05-27, 2015-06-04, http://www.rozhlas.cz/cajovna/aktualne/_zprava/1494077]

„I think that I have influenced several generations of performers in Mexico. I’m proud of that because it isn’t easy in these scenes. But then it is easy because it’s what you love to do, and it’s your passion. Even in your down times, you are always accompanied by your music.“

—  Lila Downs

On being a folk musician in “Lila Downs Explores Mexican Heritage Through the Pepper in New LP, ‘Al Chile’” https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-latin/lila-downs-new-lp-al-chile-interview-841209/ in Rolling Stone (29 May 2019)
Music and culture

„When I was in college, I wanted to know more about my Native American past because I come from one of the 64 Native groups that are very much alive [in Mexico]. But there was nothing like that. So I ended up designing my own major that included women’s studies, philosophy, and anthropology.“

—  Lila Downs

On shaping her higher education in order to learn more about her heritage in “Lila Downs Reminds Us of the Strength Women Bring to Latin America and its History” https://sheshredsmag.com/lila-downs-14/ in She Shreds (2018 May 3)
Heritage and indigenous peoples

„The border still doesn't make much sense in my mind. It's a place that has so many things going on, a lot of sad stories, a lot of positive ones, a lot of people who are looking to break the rules and I identify a lot with that. I like to break the rules.“

—  Lila Downs

On how the border between the U.S. and Mexico influenced her work in “Mex factor” https://www.theguardian.com/music/2003/feb/10/artsfeatures.popandrock in The Guardian (2003 Feb 10)
Heritage and indigenous peoples

„My mother would really make me notice the world of women, and in Latin America they have a kind of magic in that they make society function in every kind of intimate way, as well as in the bigger picture.“

—  Lila Downs

On the lessons that Downs’ mother instilled in her in “Lila Downs Reminds Us of the Strength Women Bring to Latin America and its History” https://sheshredsmag.com/lila-downs-14/ in She Shreds (2018 May 3)
Womanhood

„I also come from a matriarchal family. My grandmother was left alone, not by choice. And then my mother as well. We lost my father when I was 16; he died. I was an adolescent figuring out that you’re not really worth much when you’re all women…“

—  Lila Downs

On how her village shunned Downs’ solely female household in “Lila Downs Reminds Us of the Strength Women Bring to Latin America and its History” https://sheshredsmag.com/lila-downs-14/ in She Shreds (2018 May 3)
Womanhood

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„I feel a spiritual sense, and that sense is a connection between generations. Some of the lyrics are about connecting intuitively with Mother Earth, sometimes with our evil nature, sometimes with our goodness. I love to connect with my ancestors. Also, I need to express these concerns that are a part of my generation.“

—  Lila Downs

On striking a balance between traditional and contemporary issues in “Lila Downs Reminds Us of the Strength Women Bring to Latin America and its History” https://sheshredsmag.com/lila-downs-14/ in She Shreds (2018 May 3)
Music and culture

„I thought it was a very important to remind us that we have all been migrants and to give credit to the people who are putting the oranges in our orange juice and the strawberries in our cakes.“

—  Lila Downs

On her inclusion of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” in a musical set to reflect the migrant experience in “Mex factor” https://www.theguardian.com/music/2003/feb/10/artsfeatures.popandrock in The Guardian (2003 Feb 10)
Music and culture

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