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Lila Downs Announces Sept. 2 Release Of Diverse New Album 'Shake Away'

August 21st, 2008 11:09pm EDT
Lila Downs
Exploring and expressing Mexico's rich culture has been a lifelong passion for Lila Downs. On Shake Away, Downs takes listeners on a journey that's both intensely personal and vividly universal. Recorded in New York and Mexico City, the songs range from the pointed "Minimum Wage" to the mystical "Silent Thunder" to a cover of Lucinda Williams' "I Envy The Wind" in English and Spanish ("Yo Envidio El Viento") versions.

On Shake Away Lila invites a group of special guests, including the legendary Argentinean singer Mercedes Sosa on a duet of her song "Tierra de Luz" (Land of Light); long...
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Mercedes Sosa Horrified By Cecilia Bolocco's Nude Sunbathing

May 30th, 2007 1:35pm EDT
Mercedes Sosa
Argentine star Mercedes Sosa has hit out at former Miss Universe Cecilia Bolocco for "unnecessary" nude sunbathing in Miami, Florida. The singer believes the Chilean beauty must have been crazy to allow subsequent photos of her to circulate in magazines, especially considering her status as the wife of former Argentine president Carlos Menem.

He says, "This is unbelievable, because this girl is just crazy. Doesn't she remember that she is married to someone who was president of a country? Even though we don't like Menem, this wasn't necessary; it's very unpleasant. I saw it in some m...
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