Summer Jams in the Duke Gardens: Leyla McCalla
After a stint in the GRAMMY-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, singer and cellist Leyla McCalla has developed a sound all her own on two acclaimed solo records: her Langston Hughes tribute Vari-Colored Songs and the new A Day For the Hunter, A Day For the Prey. That sound comes from the Creole traditions of her parents' native Haiti, from the jazz and Cajun influences of her adoptive home in New Orleans, and from the timeless American folk heritage. "Her magnificently transparent music holds tidings of family, memory, solitude and the inexorability of time: weighty thoughts handled with the lightest touch imaginable," wrote The New York Times.
Duke Gardens' summer outdoor music series are back! The shows take place in the lawn behind the Visitor's Center—we highly encourage bringing lawn chairs, picnics and blankets! But if you're in a pinch and don't have time to shop, they've got you covered—food and beverages, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase during the performances. The lawn will open 30 minutes prior to the start of show so you can find the best patch of grass to, and parking is free after 5p.
Tickets and details on the shows available here
. Tickets are $10, $5 for Duke students and employees.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson Street
Durham, NC 27705
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Wednesday, June 8th, 7:00p