Leyla McCalla Digs on Roots, Hughes

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Former Carolina Chocolate Drop Leyla McCalla, is set to release a stunning tribute to Langston Hughes with original cello music and the famed writer’s words on February 4, just days after Hughes’ birthday. Entitled Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes, the collection is one of both historical and musical relevance.

The New Orleans talent has already opened for the likes of Mavis Staples and is set to wow folks at this year’s SXSW. From Americana to Haitian folk she’s proven that she can hold a stage on her own with an unwavering surge of talent.

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