Carolyn Malachi is a performing artist. Born in 1984 in Washington, DC, Malachi is the great-granddaughter of jazz pianist John Malachi who played for Sarah Vaughn, Pearl Bailey, Billy Eckstine.
Carolyn Malachi mixes jazz with other genres. Her music is heavily influenced by jazz and Motswako, a style of South African music popularized by Hip Hop Pantsula. Malachi's releases include Revenge of the Smart Chicks (2008), Revenge of the Smart Chicks II: Ambitious Gods (2009), and the Lions, Fires & Squares EP (2010). Carolyn Malachi founded the Smart Chicks Network in 2009.
The organization is composed of women in the arts and meets monthly to share industry and general professional resources. In 2009, Malachi became a resident artist at BloomBars, a community arts space in Washington, DC. The Maryland State Arts Council and Mid-Atlantic Arts Council awarded Malachi with a 2010 Individual Artist Award and Mid-Atlantic Arts Fellowship. TheRoot.com named Carolyn Malachi a Top 25 Gen Y Artist / Entrepreneur in 2010.