Lila Downs will be performing at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall for one night only on October 27th 2019. You don’t want to miss this rich cultural event in Costa Mesa.
Down sings ballads about the pain of love loss, death, and she written unique compositions on social injustice. Her music is moving and extraordinary.
Known as one of Mexico’s greatest singers and cultural ambassadors, the multi-Grammy Award®- winning Mexican-American singer returns to Segerstrom Center with her new show, a celebration of music, dance and ritual.
Lila Downs brings her unique interpretation of traditional Mexican and Mesoamerican music, deeply personal renditions of classic rancheras, as well as her own original songs to convey the concept of Día de Muertos: AL CHILE, a voyage of emotions, movement and sound that celebrates the rich traditions of the Day of the Dead on both sides of the border.
The program will feature ballet folklorico and mariachi. Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company is the premiere folk ballet company in Los Angeles, celebrating 15 years as a company under the artistic direction of founder, Jose Vences. Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicanas has established itself as the leading all-female mariachi group in the Southwest. Since their 2001 inception in El Paso, their rich sound and inspiring musicianship have been a strong. yet elegant. statement not typically seen in this traditionally male-dominated art form.
Día de Muertos: AL CHILE is a community-oriented event and audience members are encouraged to come dressed in imaginative Día de Muertos costumes and make-up, to bring remembrances of their loved ones to share in the celebration, and to become fully immersed in an evening filled with emotions of love, loss, reconnection and joy.
FREE pre-show activities before Lila Downs
Get in the spirit of Día de los Muertos and gain a deeper understanding of the tradition through unique FREE pre-show activities! Learn more about the holiday’s indigenous roots by visiting a stunning altar installation inside the Concert Hall Lobby, created by local artist Luis Herrera. Create a unique and stylish flower crown with our friends at Self Help Graphics & Art to wear to the show, and don’t miss the chance to take a photo with the enchanting and glamorous La Catrina, winner of El Centro Cultural de México’s 2019 Catrina Contest!
Single tickets start at $39 and are now available online at www.SCFTA.org
600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787.