Music, art, community, activism

Chachi Carvalho

Music, art, community, activism

Chachi Carvalho is a multi-talented artist and educator who comes from a long line of musicians and singers. He is a native born-and-raised Rhode Islander with roots that stem from the islands of Cabo Verde. Throughout his career, he’s won acclaim from Vibe magazine in its roundup of the best MCs state to state, and he was a two-time winner of the Wild Out Wednesdays competition on BET’s 106 & Park. He is locally recognized for community advocacy, education, and youth empowerment in the communities he serves. Chachi has a clear passion for both music and education. He has been able to create opportunities to fuse the two worlds by facilitating lecture/performances at Roger Williams University, Trinity College, Providence College, UMASS Boston, Brown University and Harvard. His recent wave of accomplishments includes teaching a Master’s Class in musical performance at Brown University, building 2 recording studios at local high schools, and the creation and successful implementation of the annual Culture Shock Community Celebration in his hometown Pawtucket, RI. He also delivered the keynote address at the 2017 Shea High school graduation, where he started his music career in the early 90’s and currently serves as the School Culture and Community Engagement Coordinator. Chachi Carvalho consistently finds a way to reinvent himself as an artist, an educator, and a man. He will continue to carve out his legacy and leave his mark on the world through musical inspiration and community organization.