Monday, Oct. 26, 2020: Leyla McCalla, Zoon and more

Today on q: musician Leyla McCalla, q screen panel with Ishani Nath and John Semley, PUP lead singer Stefan Babcock, musician Zoon.
Musician Leyla McCalla, Sacha Baron Cohen in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, PUP lead singer Stefan Babcock, musician Zoon. (Sarrah Danziger, Amazon Studios, Vivian Rashotte/CBC, Vanessa Heins)

Today on q, with Tom Power:

  • Grammy Award-winning musician Leyla McCalla explains why she decided now was the time to re-release her 2014 debut album Vari-Colored Songs about the poet and activist Langston Hughes.

  • On this week's q screen panel, entertainment writers Ishani Nath and John Semley share their thoughts on Sacha Baron Cohen's new Borat sequel, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

  • PUP singer Stefan Babcock tells us about the band's new record This Place Sucks Ass and shares a tune from it as well.

  • Daniel Monkman, who records under the name Zoon, talks about his debut album Bleached Wavves, in which he grapples with the trauma and substance abuse that followed him throughout his youth.