Leyla McCalla

Presented by Michigan Festival of Sacred Music at First Baptist Church, Kalamazoo MI

Oct 21 2021
Leyla McCalla

This bilingual multi-instrumentalist, cellist and singer has been deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk.

Born in New York City to Haitian emigrant parents, Leyla McCalla was immersed in a meld of cultures from an early age. As a teenager, she relocated to Ghana for two years before returning to the States to study cello performance and chamber music at NYU. Armed with Bach’s Cello Suites, Leyla left New York to play cello on the streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans.

She rose to fame as cellist of the Grammy-Award-winning African-American string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops before

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ADMISSION INFO

Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors, $5 for ages 25 and under, with a "pay-what-you-can" option. All seats are general admission. Tickets are available for purchase on the Connecting Chords Music Festival website and at the door.

Contact: 269-382-2910

Email: director@mfsm.us

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Oct 21, 2021 at 07:30 pm (Thu)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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LOCATION

First Baptist Church

315 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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Please feel free to also reach us at: (269) 342-5059 or info@kalamazooarts.org

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