Leyla McCalla USA/Haiti
Earthy, elegant, soulful and witty, her music vibrates with history, yet strikingly fresh, distinctive and contemporary.
Born in New York to Haitian immigrant parents, Leyla McCalla came to prominence with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, who won a Grammy for their contemporary-Americana revival of old-time string band music.
Singing in French, Haitian Creole and English and playing cello, banjo and guitar, she left for a solo career in 2014and made an instant impact with her rapturously reviewed solo debut Vari-Colored Songs.
She followed two years later with the equally impressive A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey.
Earthy, elegant, soulful and witty, her music vibrates with history, yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive and contemporary.https://leylamccalla.com