Grammy-Nominated Recording Artist Carolyn Malachi to Perform at BC
Songstress, social philanthropist and Grammy-nominated recording artist Carolyn Malachi will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.
Malachi, the great-granddaughter of jazz pianist John Malachi, combines a unique blend of jazz, hip-hop, rhythm and blues and the spoken word.
In 2009 Malachi lost her job, house, car and other material possessions. In addition, she was involved in a bad relationship and became ill. Malachi wrapped herself in music for comfort and motivation – turning her adversity into opportunity. Her mantra became “onward and upward.”
In 2008 Malachi released Revenge of the Smart Chicks and Revenge of the Smart Chicks II in 2009. According to Malachi, the albums reveal the inner workings of a Smart Chick, which she defines as “any woman who is smart enough to make the daily decision to be authentic.”
Malachi founded the Smart Chicks Network in 2009.
Her 2010 release, the Lions, Fires & Squares EP, spoke of relationships, love and strength. The songs bear influence of her 2010 tours in South Africa. The single “Orion” earned her a 2011 Grammy nomination for Best Urban/Alternative Performance.
Malachi received a 2012 Arts & Humanities award from Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund.
The program is free and open to the public.