Leyla McCalla 'Sun Without Heat' Album Release Show at the Broadside

  • April 9, 2024 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • The Broadside

    600 North Broad Street
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Ticket Price $20.00 Buy Tickets
Description

Leyla McCalla 

 

 Join us at the Broadside to celebrate the release of Leyla McCalla's new album  Sun Without the Heat , a record described as playful and full of joy while holding the pain and tension of transformation.

Like its predecessor, Sun Without Heat draws from a similarly fascinating backdrop of great thinkers, writers, speakers and inspirations, but this time with a much more joyous and playful undercurrent and more of Leyla’s own bright personality, not to mention her masterful performances on all host of instruments and vocals. 

On the album McCalla embraces Brazilian Tropicalisimo, Afrobeat and Ethiopian folk, and we are treated to two singles from the album, the first of which is accompanied by a music video directed by Zuri Obi.

-Alex Galcher, KLOF Magazine

 

Leyla McCalla finds inspiration from her past and present, whether it is her Haitian heritage or her adopted home of New Orleans, a bilingual multi-instrumentalist, and alumna of Grammy award-winning African-American string band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops  has risen to produce a distinctive sound that reflects the union of her roots and experience. McCalla’s music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty — it vibrates with three centuries of history, yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive and contemporary, sonically blending New Orleans influences and Haitian rhythms, with lyrics sung in English, French and Haitian Creole. McCalla’s widely-acclaimed collaborative project, Songs of Our Native Daughters (Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell), released via Smithsonian Folkways in 2019. The album pulled influence from past sources to create a reinvented slave narrative, confronting sanitized views about America’s history of slavery, racism, and misogyny from a powerful, modern Black female perspective.

Date & Time

Tue, Apr 9, 2024 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue Details

The Broadside

600 North Broad Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119 The Broadside
The Broadside

FAQ

  •  We are not currently an all ages venue. You must be 18 and up for entry. We are actively working to get back to our former all ages status.
  • The showtime listed for the event is the time the event starts. Doors will generally open an hour before the listed show time unless otherwise listed.
      We allow pets during the day, but not at night for music (anything after 7pm). Service animals are always allowed.
     
  •  Please do not park in the Broad Theater parking lot. We have a parking lot for  The Broadside and plenty street parking available on Toulouse and Lafitte. If you would like to be escorted to your car, please ask the Sheriff on duty. You may also park in the Auto Zone parking lot if they are closed. 
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  •  We have a variety of seating options such as benches, picnic tables, chairs, and stools. You are welcome to bring your own chairs, if you require a seat for health reasons or disability, please ask a staff member and they can provide you with a chair.

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