Saturday, 20. October 2012
Lila Downs- La Iguana
Tonight’s Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol pick is Lila Downs performing La Iguana. Downs, a Mexican singer-songwriter, is one of the freshest and most original voices in Mexican music. Born in the mountains of Oaxaca, she studied music in the US and returned to Mexico to work with the indigenous women of Oaxaca. Her music is driven by civil rights and social issues. This song, however, is a little more light hearted with a
story about an iguana.
The video has a music video quality with a lot of cuts and really needs to be played full screen to see her energy and the fun she’s having performing this. I love her iguana dance and the harp playing of Celso Duarte is nothing but spectacular. So crank it up and listen to this outstanding performance by Lila Downs…DJPJ