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Carolyn Malachi w/ opener Climbing Poetree

June 1

Joe's Pub


Doors at 9:00PM
Show at 9:30PM

From Washington, DC's rich Blues, Jazz, Spoken Word, GoGo and R&B music scene emerges CAROLYN MALACHI with a fresh blend of music that garners international praise, including MTV naming her an R&B artist “to obsess over.”

GOLD, the follow-up to Carolyn Malachi’s GRAMMY-nominated single "Orion", includes contemporary R&B radio hits “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 an ever-appreciating commodity: self-empowerment. Using her music and social media platforms as forces for good, she advocates for global access to education and technology through collaborations with the School Fund, GRAMMY U and the Global Fund for Women. She says, “Each of our paths is unique. Music is the intersection where we pause for collective conversation. Music is universal.” 

In 2015, Carolyn Malachi carried her message to audiences in Taiwan, China, Papua New Guinea and Japan. Upon returning to the United States, she received from her alma mater, Shepherd University, an honorary doctorate and delivered the institution’s commencement address. Fashion brand Lafayette 148 NY features the independent artist in their 2015 ‘Women We Love’ campaign. Carolyn Malachi has returned to DC to record new music. 

Climbing PoeTree is the combined force of Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman. Over the last 11 years, Climbing PoeTree has been at the forefront of social and environmental justice movements by harnessing their art as a tool for popular education, community organizing, and personal transformation. Their award-winning performance is composed of dual-voice spoken word poetry, hip hop, and multimedia theatre that dissolves apathy with hope, exposes injustice, and helps heal our inner trauma so that we may begin to cope with the issues facing our communities.