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Friday September 29, 2017

From La Opinion

Lila Downs: for joy or sadness, music
By: Victoria Infante

After collecting money to help her countrymen, the singer will offer a show this Friday at the Dolby Theater.

To the question of “how are you?”, Lila Downs could not answer “well”. Things in one of their two countries – this time in Mexico – are not to be presumed. So the Mexican-American singer could not but release a laconic, “Here, ‘tristeando’”.

And it is because the people of Oaxaca, where it now has its residence, is going through badly after the earthquake that shook a part of that state of the Mexican Southeast. And although she lives in the capital, which is also called Oaxaca, where the damages were not greater, it does affect that many of her countrymen have been left in the street or that their houses are so damaged that they can no longer live.

“But then, no way, I’ll stick with it and continue on the tour,” said the interpreter, resigned, who will be touring the United States theaters as part of the promotion of “Salon, Tears and Desire,” her most recent album.

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