Duke Performances
Lila Downs 'Cariñito'

Lila Downs

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Carolina Theatre of Durham

Tickets for Lila Downs at the Carolina Theatre are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online, via phone at 919-560-3030, and in person at the Carolina Theatre Box Office at 309 W. Morgan Street, Monday through Friday, 11 AM to 6 PM.

$10 Duke student tickets are now on sale. Duke student tickets can be purchased online, via phone at 919-684-4444, and in person at the Duke University Box Office on the top level of the Bryan Center on Duke’s West Campus, Tuesday through Friday, 11 AM to 6 PM.


Known for her unique synthesis of Latin American folk, jazz fusion, and South American rhythms, GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY winner Lila Downs is an internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter from Oaxaca, Mexico. Downs’ full body of work is saturated in a story deep in strength, resistance, and cultural pride. Her latest album, Al Chile, marks her ninth — a collection of cumbia-inspired beats and Mexican percussion, her impressive three-octave vocal range peppering the vibrant, yet nostalgic, tracks. The album is meant to “pay homage to the chile,” states Downs. “With a mezcal in hand, we dream of a place with a palm tree where one falls in love and reflects” (The Mercury News). Downs returns to Duke Performances for a lively Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.

Lila Downs is a co-presentation of Duke Performances & The Carolina Theatre of Durham.

"...Lila Downs has convinced us to go along with her musical and cultural vision and, as always, we are all the more richer for it.”


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