Lila Downs - Y la Misteriosa En Paris: Live at Fip (4 stars)

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Lila Downs - Y la Misteriosa En Paris: Live at Fip

(World Village)

What could be more glorious than a live recording of a Lila Downs’ gig in Paris? The Latin American songwriter has revamped Mexican traditional music for the 21st century, embedding it in indigenous languages and the power of the feminine, while infusing it with humanitarian politics. Here, with her multi-national South American band she gives her all to classics like ‘La Iguana’, her re-working of ‘La Cucaracha’ and its penchant for marijuana, as well as a gypsified ‘Perro negro’.

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