soulBlog: Leyla McCalla interview, Shows of Note for this week, the upcoming Funk Center interview

Leyla McCalla

Leyla McCalla, “Songs of Protest” w/Bhi Bhiman and Rhiannon Giddens, Club Café 16.02.21. soulshowmike image

Leyla McCalla, accomplished solo roots cellist/vocalist and member of the acclaimed Our Native Daughters project, performs at Carnegie Lecture Hall on 2/6/20 (https://www.warhol.org/event/sound-series-leyla-mccalla/). Here’s her recent interview with me. Segments 1, 2 & 4 aired on The Soul Show on WYEP. Segment 5 is the entire interview, including a discussion on her important Radio Haiti multimedia project at Duke (https://www.breakingthethermometer.com/). Enjoy.

(1) From Haitian heritage through CCD’s “Leaving Eden” (broadcasted)
(2) From being green in the industry through Rhiannon Giddens friendship (broadcasted)
(3) On Vari-Colored Songs (Hughes) album (not broadcasted)
(4) On “A Day For The Hunted” through “Capitalist Blues” (broadcasted)
(5) Full interview (includes Vari-Colored and Duke project; not broadcasted)
https://www.mixcloud.com/soulshowmike/tsswyep020120-the-soul-show-on-wyep-the-layla-mccalla-interview-a-windy-city-feature-for-bhm-wk1/
The full episode of The Soul Show

Shows of Note for this week

  • Latin Jazz at Con Alma, 2/2
  • Mondays at Con Alma (Vinyl Happy Hour, then Howie Alexander Trio), 2/3
  • Michael Eric Dyson at August Wilson Center, 2/3
  • JazzLive Series at Backstage Bar, 2/4
  • Tune It! Tuesday – jam session w/ Phat Man Dee at Black Forge Coffee House, 2/4
  • “A Taste Of Soul” Jam Session at The Genuine Pub, 2/4
  • GH3 at Con Alma on 2/4/20 (new weekly gig)
  • Leyla McCalla at Warhol Museum, 2/6
  • Roger Humphries at Con Alma, 2/6
  • Chantal w/Roby Edwards at PA Market, 2/7
  • En Vogue at August Wilson Center, 2/8
  • Vanishing Black Bars and Lounges at August Wilson Center
  • I Came by Boat so Meet me at the Beach …. at August Wilson Center
  • Tony Campbell at Wallace’s Whiskey Room 2/8
  • Smooth Groove Sunday Session at Rocks Landing, McKees Rocks (weekly), 2/9

and beyond


The Funk Center interview

To celebrate Weekend 2 of Black History Month, join me on The Soul Show for an interview with David Webb, CEO of https://www.thefunkcenter.org/ in Dayton. We’ll cover the bands that grew from that epicenter, like the Ohio Players, Zapp, Lakeside, Slave, … wyep.org, Saturday 2/8/20, 2-5pm Eastern

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