Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning singer 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 create a voyage of emotions, movement and sound that celebrate the rich traditions of Day of the Dead on both sides of the border. For this special evening, audience members are encouraged to come dressed in imaginative 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.
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Explore Dia de los Muertos traditions by joining UT Art Education students on the 6th floor of Bass for fun hands-on art activities. Honor a loved one who has passed on by making your own marigold, monarch butterflies, alebrijes (Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical/mythical creatures), and more!
For planning purposes, please sign up here, but walk-ins are welcome!
Lila Downs Pre-Show Art Activity Sign-up
Join us before the show for mariachi performances:
Mariachi Para Todos (Austin Soundwaves) - in lobby at 7 p.m. on Level 3
The Mariachi Paredes de Tejastitlán (The University of Texas Mariachi) - on stage at 7:35 p.m.
Supported, in part, by the Topfer Endowment for Performing Arts Production and the Z. T. Scott Family Endowment for the Performing Arts.
Media Sponsor: Austin PBS // KUTX-FM
Her interpretations of classic Mexican music and her original music connects her audience to current issues in Mexico. Her collaborations with artists from across the globe have instilled her role as an important musical voice.