Neighborhood Concert: Lila Downs

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February 18, 2012


El Museo del Barrio

Upper East Side

All Ages


Event description: Mexican-American singer-songwriter Lila Downs digs into the earthy indigenous culture of Mexico and taps into the deep wells of music traditions across the world, from blues and soul to African root and klezmer. Yet the constant thread winding throughout her aesthetic is the overwhelming, intense outpouring of emotions, perceptible in any language she sings in, whether Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, Mixtec, Nauhatl, Mayan, or Zapotec. Downs performs songs from her newest album set to release early 2012, "Pecados y Milagros" ("Sins and Miracles"), in which she searches for symbols that give us strength during life's struggles and pursuits.

After or before the concert, join the museum's Super Sabado celebration with free exhibitions, art-making workshops, film screenings, and spoken-word recitals.

RSVP for the concert is strongly suggested: RSVP online and bring your printed RSVP with you to the event. RSVPs will be honored up until 30 minutes before the show. After this time, all guests will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Address: 1230 Fifth Avenue
Upper East Side, NY 10029
Phone: 212-831-7272

About El Museo Del Barrio

Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: Yes
Bring food: No
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): No
Family bathroom: No

El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs.

The mission of El Museo del Barrio is to present and preserve the art and culture of Puerto Ricans and all Latin Americans in the United States. Through its extensive collections, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals and special events, El Museo educates its diverse public in the richness of Caribbean and Latin American arts and cultural history. By introducing young people to this cultural heritage, El Museo is creating the next generation of museum-goers, while satisfying the growing interest in Caribbean and Latin American art of a broad national and international audience.