Carolyn Malachi, the Grammy-nominated songstress hailing from Washington, DC, is a shining example of how music truly is universal. Her vocal talents, breathtaking live performances, and songwriting acumen have served international audiences and wowed music lovers in South Africa, China, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Japan, Haiti, Barbados and beyond. Generating global excitement about American art and delighting local cultures are the just a few of the qualities that, according to MTV, make her “An R&B artist to obsess over.”

Using her music and social media platforms as forces for good, Malachi, a Fulbright-Hays grant recipient, advocates for equal access to education and technology. In addition she contributes lifestyle articles to Black Enterprise Magazine and Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine.  

In 2015, Carolyn Malachi received an honorary doctorate from Shepherd University and delivered the institution’s commencement address. She then expanded her influence into the fashion world, collaborating with Lafayette 148 NY on their Spring 15' ‘Women We Love’ campaign.

In 2016, Carolyn Malachi kicked off two successful tour collaborations: a Black History Month college tour with Amtrak as well as a Jazz education and exchange tour in Haiti. In addition, she received the Project Amplifi Artist Leadership Award and released a new album RISE: Story 1, an album inspired by the journey from working full time to life as a full-time artist who creates joyful experiences through music. 

Approached by the Department of Defense's Armed Forces Entertainment agency to execute performances for soldiers serving abroad, Carolyn Malachi and her all-woman band provided morale support for American and joint-force servicemen and women in Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Egypt and the U.A.E, in October 0f 2017. 

Carolyn Malachi is presently pursuing an M.A. in Audio Technology at American University, programming episodes for the second season of her GRITS & GARRI podcast, and teaching at Howard University. 

Malachi’s voice curls around each note, completely in control but with a grip loose enough to let the music develop naturally. ” - Teta Alim


Jazz is a prominent ingredient for Malachi, the first member of her family since her great-grandfather to venture into music professionally. ” - Michael J. West

The Washington Post

Malachi’s “Oohs” and “Aahs” stack up faster than lasagna, the layers melting into each other, each one more tempting than the last.” - Christine Grimaldi

Washington City Paper

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