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Thursday, February 7
7:00 PM
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Leyla McCalla

Advance ticket sales for this show have ended.
Tickets will be available at the door starting at 5:30 PM

The Capitalist Blues is Leyla McCalla‘s way of processing the current political environment. “It feels like everyone’s in a pressure cooker in this country,” she says. The album is McCalla’s third, after Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes and A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey. Those albums and her time as a member of The Carolina Chocolate Drops presented her vision in songs that revealed the realities that people lived. She explored Haitian Creole identity issues in songs and often sang and accompanied herself on cello, banjo, or guitar. The New York-born McCalla has lived in New Orleans since 2010, and A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey broadened not only her examination of Creole identities but her sound as she brought in a number of musicians to add fiddle, clarinet, piano, electric guitar, and additional voices. Her growing relationship to the city’s musical community led her to consider her relationship to New Orleans on The Capitalist Blues, and for the first time, it led her to record with a band.

$31.50/Advance $36.75/Door | All Ages
(5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included)
1/2 Price for Students at the Door
Doors & Dinner Beginning at 5:30 PM
Sponsored by Leading Ladies
A Tim’s Six-Pick!

Leyla McCalla Website


Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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