How could I possibly forget to tell you guys about one of the most amazing things about the Oaxaca trip? Colleen arranged for tickets to see Lila Downs, a musician who I have been a fan of. She is of Mixtec decent, her mother Mexican with an American father. She was born in Oaxaca. Well she was doing a benefit concert for Casa de la Mujer, an organization that creates opportunities for women by allowing them to finish school. Not only does the money go to scholarships but also to help the families that may be finacially impacted by the absence of the daughter at the family business, farm, etc.
Here's a link to some of her music: Click Here
What a great show...she is mesmerizing. She is beautiful, elegant, with a style that is her twist on traditional ensembles....both in music and fashion. If you ever have a chance, SEE HER. If you ever have a chance, SEE HER IN OAXACA. It truly set the Oaxaca adventure off on the exact right note.
Here is a little sample of her music: