Lila Downs

Synchronized imagery accompanies this gorgeous Oaxaca-born singer's repertoire, which includes covers of Linda Williams and "Black Magic Woman" alongside original material influenced by native Mexican cultures. She's also quite a theatrical performer, affecting dramatic transformations—from deeply emotive mariachi to social-realist protest singer and shamanic healer—in fairly rapid succession with the assistance of an excellent seven-piece band.
Fri., March 20, 10 p.m., 2009

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