By Megan Westberg

Cellist Leyla McCalla, whose first album Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes was chosen by the London Sunday Times and Songlines magazine as 2013’s album of the year, has been working on a new recording that will be released by Jazz Village/Harmonia Mundi this spring. The video for the title track, “A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey” is now available on YouTube, and has been featured in NPR’s “Songs We Love.” McCalla is a Haitian-American multi-instrumentalist whose music is steeped in traditional Creole, Cajun, Haitian, American jazz, and folk idioms. Guests on the new album include Louis Michot of the Lost Bayou Ramblers and Rhiannon Giddens.

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