Songwriting competition results

Last night Carla won the final round of the “Sierra on Stage” songwriting competition at the Black Mountain Ale House in Black Mountain, NC with two new songs followed by “Far and Wide.”

“No Dessert” on Prime Time Postscript

Girl eating Togolese staple food "p√Ęte."

Carla’s radio piece “No Dessert,” about the contrast in the food practice of after-meal sweets between Americans and West Africans, was recently aired on AARP’s Prime Time Postscript. Listen to the 4.5-minute broadcast here.

Kaleta Mask Festival

In collaboration with the International Center for Art and Music of Ouidah (CIAMO), Carla recently performed at the “Festival Carnaval Kaleta” in Benin, West Africa. The Kaleta festival is an event that draws from the masked carnival dances performed by African slaves in Brazil, who would use such carnival events as a way to mock their white owners without fear of punishment. Carla led CIAMO’s girls chorus and sang a rendition of “The House of the Rising Sun.” kaletacswguitarlq1

9/4 Performance at The Bitter End

Carla will be performing at the NYC venue The Bitter End as part of its Sunday night Singer/Songwriter Sessions. She will play an original set from 8:30 to 9pm on September 4th, 2011. $5 cover charge. Address 147 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and LaGuardia), New York, NY 10012. Click here for directions.