Free Tickets to Lila Downs concert tomorrow October 12

Enter for a chance to win a FREE TICKET to this concert! If you are a blog subscriber, leave a comment on this post to participate. If you are not,  enter your email address where it says “follow blog via email” on this page and then leave a comment.  We will announce two winners here tomorrow Friday October 12 at noon.

Good luck! 

Singer Lila Downs grew up with the culture of her father, a professor from the United States, but eventually turned her back on it to explore the tradition of her mother, a Mixteca Indian from Mexico. In doing so, she has created a very individual strain of song that has indigenous Mexican roots and North American sonorities. Her musical vision is anthropological in nature and as varied as the ancient and earthy cultures that continue to nurture and inspire her. Embracing and highlighting indigenous origins, whether in the U.S. or Mexico, has always been an important aspect of her music, as well as the topics of political and social justice, immigration, and transformation, all rooted in the human condition. She strives to make a meaningful connection with her diverse audiences through her music and performances. “I’m so lucky,” remarks Downs. “People who follow our music are from all walks of life, and they want to scratch the surface to know the whys and hows. Every day we get to connect in so many ways.” For over a decade, Lila Downs has traversed the planet, bringing her dramatic and highly unique reinvention of traditional Mexican music and original compositions fused with blues, jazz, soul, African root, and even klezmer music, all supporting her soaring voice. Some would classify Lila as a Mexican artist, but there is no real way to categorize her music except to say that it is a unique and exciting fusion of international sounds. A musical journey with Lila Downs is always a fascinating one, simultaneously edgy and powerful, yet sumptuous and graceful. Here is the video of her latest single “Zapata Se Queda”:

Lila will perform tomorrow with HURAKAN, a Chicago band that creates experimental-ambient music based on traditional rhythmic danzas (ceremonial dances), combining contemporary beats, poetry and songs with reference to ancient Mexican culture, and social consciousness. Incorporating and preserving native musical instruments such as “panhuehuetl” (Mexican drum), “teponaztli” (wood percussion),electronic synthetizers , along with instruments made of natural elements like stones, shells, clay and wooden flutes.  As the guys from HURAKAN stated, they will be sharing the stage with Lila Downs  on  October 12 (observed as Columbus Day in the United States) “celebrating cultural diversity in the day of the race and resistance!”

Concert information:


Olympic Theatre
6134 W. Cermak Cicero, IL 60804

Friday October 12, 2012

Doors at 7PM/ Show at 8PM

Ticket price: $40-$65

More info at:

18 Replies to “Free Tickets to Lila Downs concert tomorrow October 12”

  1. Maybe it will be my lucky day! I’d love to listen to the golden voice of Lila  I don’t know much about her but I’ve listen to few of her songs after my friend Ruben mentioned, she is coming to Chicago. And here is “Mezcalito” from her latest album “Sins and Miracles”…

  2. Lila Downs has the most deep, mesmorizing voice. She is proud of Mexico’s indigenous roots and so am I! I’d love to see her performance tomorrow!

  3. The Chicago Urbanite followers that won tickets to Lila Downs concert tonight are:
    Juan Carlos Castellon
    Silvia Avila

    Congratulations! I will send you an email with instructions on how to get your ticket.
    Thanks to all of you who are subscribers to this blog. Our next giveaway for Chicago Urbanite followers are tickets to Jovanotti concert next Wednesday October 17. Stay tuned for our next post with instructions on how to participate .

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