TSAI House with Leyla McCalla

by Tsai

We’re excited to be hosting a TSAI House event this Sunday, with music provided by Leyla McCalla. Check in again in the next couple of days for the menu and event details. Please RSVP for the event by emailing tsainola@gmail.com or by letting us know on the Facebook event page. Thank you.


After growing up in New York City, Haitian-American cellist, banjoist, and guitarist Leyla McCalla is now based in New Orleans. She has recently performed at Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival and the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Currently touring with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, McCalla is also affiliated with Morgan O’Kane, Magnolia Beacon, and Sarah Quintana. Beyond being a musician, she is a composer, poet, and avid fan of Langston Hughes. McCalla has been compared to jazz singer and pianist Nina Simone and Haitian singer Emeline Michel.