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 beforeView more
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Oct 21, 2021 at 07:30 pm (Thu)
315 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007