Carolyn Malachi: Hard rock, hip hop jazz the gospel glam

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my visit to “Contact High” hip hop photo exhibit at Annenberg CAA 2200 curated by former Palo Alto Arts Commissioner Vikki Tobak, I read about in Rolling Stone.

3F4A6184-5141-49F6-A755-4E909F27BDF8The fickle computer ate my caption about Carolyn Malachi the DC based hip hop artist, so, in a post modern tactic I am cutpasting my correspondence just today from her agent:

Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.
From what I’ve seen, and my instincts (25 years in the biz), she is definitely worth working with.
But given the fact that she is not a proven draw here, and the nature of my room, I would not be able to be “the anchor” – the first person to book a show, the largest guarantee, etc.
Has she been out West, to SF Bay Area?
What kind of venues does she play?
How would you describe her music? Although I found her by researching, quite frankly, gangster rap, she seems to have a more pro-positive image. (I was looking for info about 1990s rap in East Palo Alto, the neighboring city, and specifically about the bill of a show I did see, a Juneteenth here/there…she guested on a performance mastered by a company or person who also worked with some of those artists).
Mark Weiss
you can call me “Mark”
On Saturday, June 15, 2019, 10:32:55 AM PDT, MaSheva King wrote:

Hey Mr. Weiss.

Thanks for reaching out to us. Are your loooking to book Carolyn for an event?
Again, thanks and talk with you soon.

MaSheva

On Saturday, June 15, 2019, mark weiss <earwopa@yahoo.com> wrote:

MaSheva-
I’m writing about Carolyn Malachi. I’ve only seen or heard two tracks but I’m impressed. I’m a rock and jazz and blues concert promoter and manager from Palo Alto, near San Francisco. I’m in LA today and saw a photo exhibit on hip hop by Vikki Tobak who used to live in Palo Alto. I don’t do a lot of urban music but I did produce an early Ledisi show under the name Anibade. I booked Boots Riley and The Coup into their first Fillmore show. Plus Ozomatli f/ Chali 2na.
I was researching “East Palo Alto” hip hop and that led to a mastering studio that worked with Greenspan f CM.
Anyhow I’ll spread the word but let me know if she will have a West Coast tour.
Mark Weiss
Earthwise Productions of Palo Alto

ps  to the world and probably should set it straight with MaSheva:

When I was friendly with Joe Pagenelli and he was house manager for the Fillmore of Bill Graham presents and was also put in charge of producing or booking the Fillmore sessions of local bands I did recommend to him the Coup featuring boots Riley and purple Pam and I also recall I had his phone number which I think will Bernard gave me and the number of his manager Mr. Ellis back in Baltimore so I might’ve spoken to and maybe I mentioned to Mr. Ellis that I recommended to Mr. Paganelli the show And I went to the show and even bought a pro Palestinian T-shirt and told boots who I was and what I had done what I had claimed to have done

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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