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Lila Downs: Mother Jones (english)

Lila Downs is one of the freshest and most original voices in Mexican music.
Born in the mountains of Oaxaca, she studied music in the US and returned to Mexico to work with the indigenous women of Oaxaca finding her own voice in their rich tradition. She started performing in the clubs of Oaxaca writing music driven by civil rights and social issues, quickly gaining international attention. This led her to writing and singing several songs for the film " Frida" in 2003, performing "Burn it Blue" at the Oscars.

From the album "Loteria cantada". Recorded in Mexico City and Oaxaca by TV Unam and TV Oaxaca in February 2006. Music videos created by Ivonne Fuentes,Bruno Varela,Alajandro cantu,Pedro Jimenez,Mario Viveros,Sal Ricalde,Fernando Llanos,Johnny Moreno and Elena Pardo.

filmmaker: liladowns

country: Mexico

channel: arts & culture

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