The Andy Warhol Museum Sound Series: Leyla McCalla

Established in 2004, The Warhol Sound Series features a broad range of artists and bands from around the world that blur genres of contemporary independent music. These live music performances challenge conventional perceptions of art, and provide audiences with diverse performance experiences. The Sound Series is inspired by Warhol’s extensive involvement in music as an album cover designer, manager of the Velvet Underground, and record producer, with connections to bands such as the Rolling Stones, Blondie, and The Cars.

Sound Series: Leyla McCalla
Thursday, February 6 at 8:00 pm at The Warhol Theater
The Warhol welcomes singer, songwriter, cellist, and multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla to The Warhol Theater. McCalla was born in New York City to Haitian immigrant parents, studied cello performance and chamber music at New York University, then moved to New Orleans where she became captivated by Louisiana Creole music and culture. She joined the Carolina Chocolate Drops string band, appearing on the group’s Leaving Eden album, before focusing on a solo career and debut album, Vari-Colored Songs

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