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Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Lila Downs

Mexican singing sensation Lila Downs burst on to the music scene with her stunning performance of a song from the film Frida at the 75th annual Academy Awards in 2003.

The daughter of a Mixtec-Amerindian mother and a US filmmaker/academic father, Downs, who is a native of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, has made music all of her life. She started singing Mariachi music at the age of eight, and began a formal music education at the age of 14. She recently released her fourth album, Una Sangre to many accolades and Billboard magazine describes her as "one of the most spellbinding voices to grace the world music scene." She won "Best Folk Album" at the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards.

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