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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 ( 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 ( 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)
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 in Dayton. We’ll cover the bands that grew from that epicenter, like the Ohio Players, Zapp, Lakeside, Slave, …, Saturday 2/8/20, 2-5pm Eastern

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