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Vari-Colored Songs is an album of songs written to Langston Hughes' poetry, Haitian folk songs and original compositions.
Created by

Leyla McCalla

745 backers pledged $20,469 to help bring this project to life.

Hard copies of Vari-Colored Songs!!

Hey Everybody! 

It's been a whirlwind and I guess nothing good comes easy, but I've finally got hard copies of Vari-Colored Songs!! Yippeee!!! 

Thanks to everyone who's responded with their surveys. All of you that contributed between $1-$15 should be getting emails and snail mail with the CD. Those of you who contributed more will receive your rewards by the end of the month. Still have a bit of work to do handwriting notes and sending out posters and all the other rewards. 

Please keep in touch! I'll never cease to be in awe of how this community we've created has lifted this project into existence. I'm excited to see what the future holds and I thank you for wanting to be a part of it all. 

Also, I'll be in the UK and France and playing a festival called the Lotus World Music Festival in Bloomington, Indiana on the 28th of September. If you're in any of these areas in the world, please come out and/or spread the word! All my dates are listed on my website 

Thank you, thank you, thank you, 


ps. here's a picture of me at the Philly Folk Fest last weekend. I was proposed to by a member of the audience and this is the moment where I burst out laughing. 

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    1. Creator John Gamble on October 3, 2013

      The CD arrived yesterday. Thank you very much for your efforts, and I hope to see you in concert some time.

    2. Creator Brenton McMusiclover on September 27, 2013

      I still have not got my CD... I filled out the address form a while ago?

    3. Creator Isobel Davis on August 28, 2013

      My CD came yesterday! I am so happy to have it. It's wonderful! Excited to hear you live some day.

    4. Creator Irene Rose on August 27, 2013

      Can't wait! Perhaps our daughter can catch you in the UK! Woot!

    5. Creator Patrick Dodd on August 27, 2013

      Just got the CD. Love it. Thank you so much.