Iconic Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winning singer Lila Downs is one of the world's most singular and powerful voices, whose compelling stage presence and poignant storytelling transcend all language barriers. Raised in Minnesota and Oaxaca, this global superstar's exquisite artistry bridges traditions from across the Americas, with influences ranging from the folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America to North American folk, jazz, blues, and hip-hop. As a passionate human-rights activist, Lila's lyrics often highlight issues relating to social justice, sharing stories that too often go untold. On her new album, Al Chile, the famed singer-songwriter pays homage to Chile and the complicated relationship Mexicans have with the fiery fruit that causes them happiness, suffering, sweat and tears. "Food and emotions are very similar in the way that they take us on a journey that can be very complex and spiritual," says Lila.