Leyla McCalla: Sun Without the Heat - a freewheeling, joyous listen

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Leyla McCalla
April 14, 2024
The Guardian
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Multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla was exploring the Black legacies of country music and Americana long before Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter made the idea mainstream. On this, her fifth album, she provides 10 gorgeously crafted songs that veer from Afrobeat to Brazilian tropicalismo, as well as folk and country.

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