Playful Mexican pop sounds filled Logan Square's Congress Theater last Saturday, during a show billed as "A Magical Evening With Lila Downs." Performing her original compositions to a packed house, Downs danced to upbeat, Mariachi-infused tracks and interpreted traditional Mexican folk ballads with evocative lyrical performances, sometimes singing in indigenous languages such as Mixtec and Zapotec,
Recently signed to Sony Mexico, Downs' success is soaring to new heights. Her latest album Pecados y Milagros (Sins And Miracles), released in October, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and has sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide. Downs' tour kicked off in New York, where her deep and sultry voice resonated throughout Carnegie Hall. In Chicago, she received such an overwhelmingly strong crowd reaction, she performed three encores.