Carolyn Malachi
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Carolyn Malachi

Washington, Iowa, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Washington, Iowa, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band R&B Jazz




"Five R&B Artists to Obsess Over This Spring"

An artist to obsess over… - MTV

"Heavy Rotation"

10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing - NPR Music

"Apollo Music Cafe"

Of the world’s artistically courageous divas, next in line is bold soul sister Carolyn Malachi. Ever since the buzz surrounding her Grammy-nominated single "Orion," she’s become a popular brand in soul music, both domestically and abroad. - Apollo Theater

"From Jazz To TLC, Biggie + De La Soul: All That Carolyn Malachi Delivers Is ‘Gold’"

I don’t quite know where to start when it comes to Carolyn Malachi. However, let’s get it straight up front – that is a very good thing...To fully describe her music would involve reaching back into time and into many different genres. She’s new and old school jazz, but then again, she’s also hip-hop – she spits better than many. She’s spoken word, but then again she’s also R&B – she’s got more soul than many. As far as music goes, she covers just about everything your group of friends might like. In an industry where genre classification is sometimes forced upon artists, Carolyn Malachi continues to stay true to her imaginative sound and to make music that is almost impossible to label. One listen to her stellar Gold album will tell you that.
The same holds true for her performances. - CBS Radio - V103 FM - Atlanta

"Fresh spins on D.C. R&B"

The album was worth the wait — it plays like an instruction manual for living an authentic life, with the grounded subject matter lifted by ethereal production and Malachi’s otherworldly voice. - Washington Post

"Grammy Nominated Artist Carolyn Malachi Reveals that a Little Support and Faith Can Go a Long Way"

WASHINGTON - Grammy nominated artist Carolyn Malachi came back to our studio to hit us with her new single "beautiful dreamer.”
Getting a lot of buzz, Carolyn Malachi's "Beautiful Dreamer" is an inspiring account of overcoming incredible odds and living a passionate life.
The stylish video features the point of view of Niya Bell, a nine-year-old genius who escapes to a mystical wood after being bullied by her peers; and grown-up dreamers who work, live, and thrive in the real world. Niya and the dreamers' stories intertwine to reveal that a little encouragement and lots of faith can go a very long way.
The full CD release is tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2012. - FOX News Network

"SubCentric// Carolyn Malachi “Beautiful Dreamer” [VIDEO]"

You know those singers who’s music captures you, spins you around—and you love every minute of the journey? Well, Carolyn Malachi falls in that category.

Hailing from Washington D.C., Malachi is the great-granddaughter of jazz pianist John Malachi, but her musical range reaches far beyond her jazz upbringing.

Her latest video “Beautiful Dreamer”, featuring Niya Bell, showcases mystical stories intertwined to reveal that a little encouragement and alot of faith can go a very long way. - CENTRIC TV

"Sound Check: Carolyn Malachi – Onward and Upward"

Singer Carolyn Malachi is enjoying her first nomination for the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards. The Baltimore-based singer is the great-granddaughter of jazz pianist John Malachi who played for jazz greats Sarah Vaughn, Pearl Bailey, and Billy Eckstine... -

"53rd Grammy Awards - Carolyn Malachi Interview"

53rd Grammy Awards - Carolyn Malachi Interview

"Carolyn Malachi Has Music In Her Blood"

A great-granddaughter of jazz pianist John Malachi (who worked with Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan), the 26-year-old says music has been part of her life "since before my birth. My father would play cassette tapes on his Walkman and put the headphones on my mom's womb." - AOL Music

"Carolyn Malachi (Lions, Fires & Squares)"

“It is impossible to box Malachi into one particular genre, and she proves that it’s easy to succeed without stunts, all while avoiding ravenous lions, scorching fires, and prohibitive squares.” - Marcus J. Moore, Okay Player - Okay Player

"Washington Post Going Out Guru"

-Rhome Anderson - Washington Post Online

"Carolyn Malachi: A Beautiful Dreamer"

She sounds too good to be true. And, oh yes, I am addicted. - KQED (NPR)


Carolyn Malachi / 2013

Lions, Fires & Squares EP
Carolyn Malachi / 2010

Revenge of the Smart Chicks II: Ambitious Gods
Carolyn Malachi / 2009

Revenge of the Smart Chicks
Carolyn Malachi / 2008



CAROLYN MALACHI combines Jazz, Hip Hop, Spoken Word, and lots of imagination. In 2013 the artist whom MTV calls “one of five R&B artists to obsess over” - released a full-length album. GOLD includes FM / XM radio hit “All Right” and “Fall Winter Spring Summer” which NPR named to its 10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing list.

Malachi describes GOLD as being an ever-appreciating commodity: self-empowerment.  She immerses listeners in stories about their inner Gold, teaching them how to embrace and transform into this state of being by album's end.

While studying business at Shepherd University in West Virginia, away from her hometown of Washington, DC, Carolyn Malachi began carving a unique musical path. She released her first album, Revenge of the Smart Chicks in 2008, then its sequel, Revenge of the Smart Chicks II: Ambitious Gods, in 2009. The two independent recordings lead Malachi to join the Recording Academy. Malachi now serves as the Vice President of the Recording Academy, Washington, DC chapter. Her 2010 EP release, Lions, Fires & Squares, garnered national acclaim and earned a 2011 Grammy award nomination for Best Urban / Alternative Performance.

When asked whether she prefers rapping to singing or spoken word poetry, Malachi replies, "Ultimately, the music comes first, because music is freedom." She says, "GOLD is an invitation to participate in that freedom." 

Malachi extended the invitation to school children. In January 2013, she launched the #IAM Campaign in partnership with The School Fund (TSF), Carmelita Group, and Chegg. This innovative campaign fused tech, commerce, and music to address one cause - global access to education. Each view of Malachi's "Free Your Mind" music video generated an hour of class time for students in East Africa and has funded more than 10,000 classroom hours to date. GOLD continues and expands the campaign's efforts. Each download funds an hour of class time for The School Fund’s students.

Says Carolyn Malachi, now a Global Fund for Women Creative Champion, "Each of our paths is unique. Music is the intersection where we pause for collective conversation… The act of creating is empowering. That's the beauty of technology and education; through it and with it, we can create solutions to the challenges we face. "

Carolyn Malachi’s next act is to perform with her ensemble in Taiwan, China and New Guinea, beginning March 2015, with the prestigious American Music Abroad Program.

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