The Kennedy Center

Chachi Carvalho


Charles "Chachi" Carvalho is a multi-talented performing artist, emcee, poet, and songwriter. He is a first generation Cape Verdean/American born and raised in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He comes from a long line of musicians and singers. Chachi is a dedicated father, youth advocate, teacher, football coach, writer and entrepreneur. He is founder and co-owner of Beat Box Studio located in his hometown Pawtucket, RI. Chachi is consistently recreating himself as a man and as an artist. His brain is an engine for creative thought and inspiring ideas. It is evident in his songwriting and clearly displayed on his critically acclaimed release "In Dust Real Evolution".  Audiences all over the world have embraced his latest album release, “Cape Verdean In America”.   This album is a unique blend of hip-hop, Afro house, rnb, zouk, and world music.  He truly stepped out of his comfort zone and created something original to add to his already impressive catalogue.  Chachi is a humble man who is proud of his accomplishments. He would rather count his blessings than count his problems.

Watch Past Performances

Video 12/7/2013: Chachi Carvalho and International Players

As a preview to the Center’s One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide festival, Nomadic Wax presents a hip-hop performance by this multi-talented artist and songwriter.

Chachi Carvalho