Leyla McCalla to Appear October 6 at the Capitol Cenetr for the Arts

New York-born Haitian-American singer/musician Leyla McCalla will be performing at the Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA)'s Spotlight Cafe on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:30PM. Tickets are currently on sale at the CCA box office at $20 per seat general admission, $15 students.

Ms. McCalla sings in French, Haitian Creole and English and plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Her work depicts a diverse American experience and her struggles with and acceptance of her own identity. Her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty - it vibrates with three centuries of history, yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive and contemporary. Her debut album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes, was named 2013's Album of the Year by the London Sunday Times and Songlines magazine. Her next album. A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey, was released earlier this year.

Tickets for the October 6 show may be ordered by calling the Capitol Center for the Arts at (603) 225-1111 or online at www.ccanh.com. Tickets may also obtained at the Center's box office at 44 South Main St., Concord, NH, which is openMonday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11AM to 6PM and on Saturdays from 10AM to 2PM.

The Spotlight Series is made possible through the generosity of sponsors The Rowley Agency, Rath Young Pignatelli, Melanson Heath, and RBC Wealth Management.

About the Capitol Center for the Arts
The award-winning Capitol Center for the Arts (www.ccanh.com) inspires, educates, and entertains audiences by providing a quality venue for the performing arts as well as a wide range of professional-level, artistically-significant presentations. The Center is conveniently located off Rt. 93 in downtown Concord, New Hampshire and is close to several quality restaurants, shopping boutiques, and other area attractions. The facility first opened in 1927 as the Capitol Theatre, a prime stop on the Vaudeville circuit; it later became Concord's premier movie house and concert hall. After closing in 1989, it underwent a multi-million dollar renovation / modernization and reopened in 1995 as the Capitol Center for the Arts. Today, the Capitol Center is home to the 1304-seat Chubb Theatre, the Spotlight Café, The Governor's Hall ballroom, and the Kimball House, a Victorian mansion.

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