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Leyla McCalla
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Leyla McCalla

Presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. 

Venue: Center Theater

$15-$30*

* Fees will be assessed on phone and online orders. Learn more...

Award-winning Leyla McCalla takes over downtown Escondido’s beautiful Center for the Arts Center Theatre in support of her new critically acclaimed album A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey.

McCalla is a former member of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, a renowned cellist and moving performer whose poetic lyrics are only matched by her elegant compositions.

NPR hails McCalla as a “virtuoso”, and The Guardian calls her latest album “powerful”, while PopMatters gives her the title of an “innovator” that can “transport those who listen intently to another place and another time.”

Whether McCalla is singing in English or singing in French, playing the cello or playing the banjo, creating new Creole jazz standards or plucking classical strings, the one thing she always does is inspire. Born in New York then taking up roots in Louisiana, where she still resides, Leyla has always stayed close to her Haitian heritage, while seamlessly connecting it to the vibrant culture that surrounds her.

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Buy tickets online (below), or at the Center ticket office, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tue. – Sat. 12–6 PM, and Sun. 12–5 PM.


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