Leyla McCalla
Leyla McCalla

Leyla McCalla

About Leyla McCalla

Haitian-American singer, songwriter, arranger, cellist, and multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla combines folk, blues, jazz, and classical elements with the Louisiana musical traditions of her adopted New Orleans home. A member of the string band Carolina Chocolate Drops from 2011 to 2013, she appeared on the Grammy Award-winning group's fourth studio album, Leaving Eden. She issued her debut solo effort, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes, in 2014, followed by a string of innovative releases, including 2022's multidisciplinary music, dance, and theater work Breaking the Thermometer. In addition to her solo work, McCalla is a member of the roots music supergroup Our Native Daughters.

  • HOMETOWN
    New York, NY

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