Leyla McCalla



Tour Dates

Date City Venue Country
02/10/17 Ottawa, ON Rainbow Bistro Canada
Address: 76 Murray Street.
02/11/17 London, ON Aoelian Hall Canada
Address: 795 Dundas St.
02/12/17 Toronto, ON Hugh’s Room Canada
Address: 2261 Dundas St W.
02/14/17 Montréal, QC Verre Bouteille Canada
Address: 2112 Avenue du Mont-Royal E.
02/15/17 Quebec City, QC The Hilton Canada
Rideau Showcase
02/16/17 Quebec City, QC Bal du Lézard Canada
Address: 1049 3e Ave.
02/17/17 Frelighburg, QC Beat & Betterave Canada
02/18/17 St-Adolph d’Howard, QC La Chèvre Canada
Address: 1510 Chemin de l’Avalanche.
03/16/17 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: ADV $15 | DOS $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2785 Euclid Heights Blvd.. Venue phone: 216-321-5588.
03/18/17 Chestertown, MD Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre United States
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 210 High St. Venue phone: 410-810-2060.
03/27/17 Savannah, GA Savannah Music Festival- Charles H Morris Center United States
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 10 E Broad Street. Venue phone: 912-232-1696.
05/05/17 New Orleans, LA Civic Theatre United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: ADV $18 |. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 510 O’Keefe Avenue. Venue phone: 504-272-0865.

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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.


Aaron Johnson at Knitting Factory Management
(510) 610-6997

Pat May – Crossover Touring

Booking (Canada):
Julien Maheu – Dare to Care 

Booking (Europe):
Jean-Herve Michel at Nueva Onda