Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library! Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our collection.
Check out these music recommendations for September!
Lila Downs, Balas y Chocolate
Lila Downs is an American-Mexican singer-songwriter who has lived throughout Mexico and the USA. She sings in many indigenous Mexican languages, such as Mixtec, Mayan and Zapotec, but her song arrangements are not always so traditional. The title of her latest album translates to “Bullets and Chocolate,” although the concept is more about ideas and strength. Her songs may have roots in political folk music but Lila has recorded in many styles, including rap, rock, flamenco and ska. Check out the title track.