LATINO VOICES
04/11/2013 05:13 pm ET

Father, Freedom, Happiness Influence Folk Singer Lila Downs

It's been quite a year for Mexican folk singer Lila Downs. She earned a Grammy in February, she released a new recording and she honored her father's life.

Downs returns to Tucson for a performance Sunday at the Fox Tucson Theatre at 7 p.m. as part of UApresents.

In March, the Mexican-born Downs performed in Minneapolis, where she grew up, at a retrospective of her late father's work. Allen Downs was a filmmaker and professor of art at the University of Minnesota. Like her father's former students, the singer was strongly influenced by his art and ideas.

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