Leyla McCalla

The music of composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla is a powerful mix of many influences.  In her songs – and in her new work, Meditation#1, for cellist Arlen Hlusko – you can hear her training in Western classical music, her Haitian background, her research into American and Creole roots music has led to a vibrant solo career as well as collaborations including the project Songs of our Native Daughters and her time as a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

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