Soul Sisters Podcast: Lila Downs Goes From Down to Dangerous

Lila Downs
Marcela Taboada

Lila Downs

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Lila Downs joined Soul Sisters to tell us why she felt compelled to make her new album, Salón, Lágrimas y Deseo, as a response to the election of Donald Trump.

"After the elections I was disheartened and I really had a hard time getting back up again," the Mexican-American singer explains, adding that this was the first time she had ever voted in the U.S.

"I had a good drink with mescal in Oaxaca and after that I remember clearly the next day I was like, 'Okay, I'm ready to go.'" 

Listen as she talks about the first single off the album, "Peligrosa," which is dedicated to all those "dangerous" women out there and why this album represents a big step in her personal brand of feminism.

"Finally I can come out of the closet on some issues," says Downs. "Especially as a Latina."

Catch the full episode below, hosted by Jessie Katz and Darah Golub, and be sure to subscribe to Soul Sisters on iTunes for all future episodes!

 

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