Leyla McCalla

February 2013 Residency


Leyla McCalla is a talented cellist, blues guitar and Creole banjo player. She is presently living in New Orleans composing music and giving her voice to the poetry of Langston Hughes. Currently, a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leyla experienced a busy 2012, with performances everywhere from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to Carnegie Hall as well as several international performances in Haiti, Scotland & England. Leyla has performed with Lunasa, Morgan O’Kane, Sarah Quintana and more. We are thrilled to bring this awe-inspiring, contemporary musician to the Texas A&M campus for workshops and a performance.




View Leyla’s solo performance of Girl.

Read more about Leyla McCalla here.

Read what The International Review of Music has to say.