Leyla McCalla's "Capitalist Blues" is brought to life with the help of local talents, surprise guests, and the sounds of the Music Box. 6PM Performance
Music Box Village neighbors and contributors Leyla McCalla and Jimmy Horn (King James and the Special Men) worked together to create a compelling new look at life inside the complexities of modern society in a not-so-modern city, in The Capitalist Blues. Airlift is excited to bring this work to life in the Music Box Village, an even smaller microcosm of the town they share, with the help of their bandmates and friends.
Special guests to be announced!
“As you may guess from the title of her third solo album,Leyla McCalla tackles social and economic issues pretty directly on The Capitalist Blues.The multi-instrumentalist and Carolina Chocolate Drops alumna sings about everything from injustice and poverty to her daughter’s experience with elevated levels of lead. And although the topics are heavy, the music is danceable — a treatment informed by the troubadour traditions of McCalla’s Haitian roots and the Cajun and Zydeco traditions of her adopted home in New Orleans.”
– NPR’s World Cafe
Photo Credit: Sarrah Danziger
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