The Kennedy Center

Carolyn Malachi


Songstress, musician, dancer, spoken word artist, and Washington. D.C. native Carolyn Malachi received a 2011 Grammy Nomination for Best Urban Alternative Performance for her single “Orion” from the Lions, Fires, & Squares EP.

Upcoming Performances

Video 7/7/2018: Roadwork 40th Anniversary: Three Voices

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival celebrates Roadwork’s 40th anniversary as a D.C.-based multiracial coalition that puts women artists on the road locally and globally, with a performance featuring D.C. artists Ysaÿe Maria Barnwell, Be Steadwell, and Carolyn Malachi. Founded in 1978 by women leaders from African American civil rights, women’s, global justice, and lesbian-feminist movements, Roadwork aims at transforming consciousness and creating new movements in global arts and social justice.

Presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Watch Past Performances

Video 12/30/2016: Carolyn Malachi

Grammy Award®–nominated vocalist, songwriter, and hit maker Carolyn Malachi performs music from her new album, RISE: Story 1.

Video 9/29/2013: Carolyn Malachi

The Grammy®-nominated D.C. vocalist brings her unique blend of jazz, hip-hop, blues, and R&B to the stage.

Carolyn Malachi