Ford Signature Series pairs Lila Downs with Grandeza Mexicana
Folk Ballet Company for two performances in August
Ford Signature Series: Lila Downs with Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company — Ford Signature Series pairs world renowned performers with Los Angeles County artists for one-of-a-kind experiences. Known for her innovative approach to music-making and inventive fusion of international sounds, the Grammy® Award-winning Mexican-American singer/songwriter Lila Downs will share the stage with one of Los Angeles’ premier folklorico dance companies, Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company, in a concert showcasing traditional Mexican celebrations from indigenous cultures and regions of Mexico. Lila’s Mixtec Indian heritage infuses her reinterpretations of blues, jazz, soul, cumbia and rock — even rap and klezmer — with traditional Mexican and native Mesoamerican music, singing in Spanish, English and sometimes even the languages of the Mixtec, Zapotec, Maya and Nahuatl cultures.
Friday, Aug. 12 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m.
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Hollywood, CA 90068
(just off the 101, between Hollywood and Universal Studios in the Cahuenga Pass)
FordTheatres.org or (323) 461-3673 (323-GO-FORD)
$30, $50, $70
Parking at the Ford is stacked and costs $5-$10 per vehicle for evening performances. New off-site parking location: a FREE shuttle services the parking structure located at 1710 N. Cherokee Avenue in Hollywood. Parking is $10 for Ford patrons. Shuttle departures begin two hours before show time and reservations are required. Metro riders: a FREE shuttle picks up from the Universal City/Studio City Metro Station (3913 Lankershim Blvd, Studio City 91604). The shuttle, which cycles every 20 minutes, stops in the “kiss and ride” area.
• Dress warmly for outdoor seating.
• The Ford Signature Series pairs world renowned performers with Los Angeles County artists for one-of-a-kind experiences. The program is made possible through the generous support of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Original program created with support from former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Proceeds from the Signature Series benefit the Ford Theatre Foundation, which supports programs at the Ford Theatres in Hollywood and throughout Los Angeles County.