The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programming for January 26, 2020 will feature a musical performance by the singer Chris Malachi.
Chris Malachi is a musical artiste on a mission to impact the hearts of people through his potent lyrics, soul-stirring vocal delivery and genre-bending sounds, grounded in Jamaican culture. Malachi, a name that means “one who is charged with a message”, encapsulates his belief in the transformative power of good and honest music.
His musical journey started at an early age when his parents noticed his ability to remember songs from church as he often learned and practiced them on the keyboard at home. This prompted them to enroll him in piano classes. As time progressed, he joined the church choir- his first platform as a vocalist and performer. He also developed an interest in poetry and songwriting through English Language and Literature classes in high school. During his time as a student of the University Of The West Indies, Chris joined several performance and musical groups, where he had the opportunity to perform many different styles of music, ranging from Jazz to Roots Reggae. These experiences gave him the tools to hone his skills as vocalist, writer, musical arranger and co-producer for much of his work.
The line “Malachi rise up fi build di nation, calling everyone from one to pension” from his debut single, All I’ve Got, speaks to his personal development and encourages his generation to be the leaders of purpose that he knows they were born to be.
On August 31, 2019, Malachi released his debut EP “The Messenger” alongside producer J.L.L.
Doors will open to the public from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The performance will begin at 1:30 p.m. As is customary on Last Sundays, guided tours are free, but contributions to the Donations Box located in the Coffee Shop are appreciated. These donations help to fund our Last Sundays events. The National Gallery’s Gift Shop and Coffee Shop will also be open for business.