Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Leyla McCalla - "Fort Dimanche"

We've been huge fans of Leyla McCalla dating back to her time with Carolina Chocolate Drops. She has one of the most unique blends of traditional folk we've ever heard, and plays her cello unlike anyone out there. Her latest single, "Fort Dimanche," expands on the unique aspects of her music. It's just about as intense of a folk song as you could possibly get, which is driven by the song's subject matter. Fort Dimanche is now a monument in Haiti, but during the reign of Francois Duvalier it was a prison infamous for torture. The song also features samples of family members of victims which gives the song a bit of a hip hop feel. McCalla has always been a special and unique artist, and "Fort Dimanche" only expands on her talent.

You can listen to "Fort Dimanche" below. The song is available as a single via Anti- Records, and can be downloaded here. For more on Leyla McCalla, check out the artist's website.

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