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IGNITE @ The Ford!
Known for an innovative approach to music inspired by ancient cultures, the GRAMMY® Award-winning Mexican-American singer/songwriter Lila Downs will headline this extravaganza that invites you to celebrate death as a natural phase in life’s continuum and honor the traditions of Mexican and native Mesoamerican cultures. Joining Lila on stage will be Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company, one of the premier folklorico dance companies in Los Angeles, and Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicanas. From her Mixtec Indian heritage to her fusion of international sounds and musical genres, Lila will display her ability to meld reinterpretations of blues, jazz and soul to cumbia, rock, even rap and klezmer with traditional Mexican and native Mesoamerican music, singing in Spanish, English, and sometimes even the languages of the Mixtec, Zapotec, Maya and Nahuatl cultures.
The entire Ford Theatres will be transformed by LORE Media & Arts' larger-than-life Mesoamerican-inspired sugar skulls, an altar installation, and an original Oaxacan Día de los Muertos mural by Lucretia Torva.
Complementing the evening concerts are two days of FREE Dia de los Muertos activities for the whole family. Go here to learn more.
This event is part of IGNITE @ the FORD!, a series comprised of world-renowned contemporary artists whose work is thought-provoking and reflects the world in which we live. Proceeds benefit the Ford Theatre Foundation.