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Past Event Sound Series: Leyla McCalla

A person who is looking towards the camera, is standing in front of a wall that has an artwork that is similar to a sun hanging on it.

We welcome singer, songwriter, cellist, and multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla to our theater. McCalla was born in New York City to Haitian immigrant parents, studied cello performance and chamber music at New York University, then moved to New Orleans where she became captivated by Louisiana Creole music and culture. She joined the Carolina Chocolate Drops string band, appearing on the group’s Leaving Eden album, before focusing on a solo career and debut album, Vari-Colored Songs, a tribute to Langston Hughes, in 2013, which was named album of the year by both the London Times and Songlines magazine. She has collaborated with an impressive and varied roster of artists such as Marc Ribot, Rhiannon Giddens, and Louis Michot of the Lost Bayou Ramblers.

  • Doors open at 7 p.m.

Sound Series

Sound Series is an ongoing concert series featuring internationally touring contemporary artists and bands from around the world. Learn more about our Sound Series.