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Mexico’s voice for the twenty first century introduces her brand new project La Cantina focussing on the rich repertoire of Mexico’s beloved cancion ranchera tradition. Ballads of heartache, solitude and longing reinterpreted with Lila’s Nueva York inflected cool. Downs cuts a striking figure on stage. Her resemblance to the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo has long been noted and she appeared in – as well as singing the Grammy nominated theme tune – Selma Hayek’s Frida biopic.