Tuesday, November 20, 2007

How could I forget to mention the concert in Oaxaca

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:


Karen Cole said...

Yes, she is beautiful. Did you take that incredible photo??

I am really glad I took the time to watch the video. What eye candy. I wanted to freeze each frame.

Thanks for sharing and have a great trip!!!!

Karen said...

oh my god- i am so jealous!!! I ADORE Lila Downs! her voice give me goose bumps. lucky dawg.

anna maria said...

Thank you for posting that video. I had never heard of her and "mesmerizing" is right!
By the way, your work is mesmerizing too. I first discovered you through an issue of Cloth Paper Scissors.
The shrine for the dogs is quite fantastic.