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GRAMMY winner Lila Downs meets with local Latino youth

Monday, March 4, 2013

Who: GRAMMY winner Lila Downs
When: Friday, March 8, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Ave S., Minneapolis, U of M west bank

Students from the University of Minnesota Chicano & Latino Studies and Spanish & Portuguese Studies departments, along with area Latino high school students, will meet with GRAMMY-award winning performer Lila Downs on Friday at 1:00 p.m., at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Ave S., Minneapolis.

Downs is a 1992 U of M alumna who studied voice and anthropology.

Her father was art professor Allen Downs, whose work is the subject of the current exhibition in the Nash Gallery, "Allen Downs Life and Work: Winter Quarter in Mexico."

Lila will tour the exhibit with the students and share her story of being born and raised in Mexico, attending the University and her experiences as a Mexican-American student at Minnesota.

On Sunday, Lila Downs will perform a concert in conjunction with the exhibit at Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 4th Street S., Minneapolis. The concert begins at 4 p.m. Tickets range from $15-$50 and can be purchased here: z.umn.edu/lila2013

This event is closed to the public but open to the media. Organizers are expecting around 100 students.

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