“It is necessary to call to free the monsters within us” , they say this woman of strikingly beautiful, grown in the shade and in light of the Mixtec culture that constantly defends artistic fervor, and the U.S. as a child father “gringo”, professor of film and culture typical product of the sixties, who died when Lila was barely a teenager of 16 years.
The anthropologist in the University of Minnesota to whom the huge Chavela Vargas has named his heir “to all the singers we may fight among ourselves” , says Downs , is not a political figure. At least not in the military sense of a party or support a particular government. However, his voice has done for its culture, its origins, women farmers in the plain Mixtec, more than any deputy.
The beautiful production photos for this project can be found here : http://www.planetaellas.com/2011/10/24/los-pecados-y-milagros-de-lila-downs/