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The Leyla McCalla Trio – ROOTS Series

March 18, 2017 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Saturday, March 18, 2017
The Leyla McCalla Trio

$125 Single Subscription / $250 Couple Subscription


Leyla McCalla is a New York-born Haitian-American living in New Orleans, who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, and plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty — it vibrates with three centuries of history, yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive and contemporary.

Leyla’s debut album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes, was named 2013’s Album of the Year by the London Sunday Times and Songlines magazine, and received additional raves from a number of other publications, including the New York Times, Boston Globe and Offbeat, for its haunting mixture of music and message.

Now, having toured extensively in the U.S., Europe and Israel in support of Vari-Colored Songs, Leyla is focusing on her next album. Titled A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey, the album will be released in the spring of 2016 by Jazz Village/Harmonia Mundi. A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey will continue to explore the themes of social justice and pan-African consciousness that marked Vari-Colored Songs, and will once again feature songs sung in English, French and Haitian Creole. The album will also include guest appearances by legendary guitarist Marc Ribot, Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Louis Michot of the Lost Bayou Ramblers, and New Orleans singer-songwriter/guitarist Sarah Quintana.

2017 Schedule:

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys

Saturday, March 18, 2017
The Leyla McCalla Trio

Friday, June 9, 2017
The Steel Wheels

Saturday, July 22, 2017
David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience

Friday, September 8, 2017
Hannah Gill & The Hours


About ROOTS at the Garfield

A new concert series blending EARLY BLUES, COUNTRY, FOLK, R&B AND ROCK

Thank you to our sponsor Andrew & Leslie Price


March 18, 2017
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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