Chachi Carvalho is a multi-talented artist and educator who comes from a long line of musicians and singers in his family. He is a native born-and-raised Rhode Islander with roots that stem from the islands of Cabo Verde. As an educator, Chachi spends his days as a Learning Specialist and interim advisor at the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center in Providence. He is also an advisor for a cohort of adult learners enrolled in the College Unbound Prison Bridge Program.
Throughout his career, he’s won acclaim from Vibe magazine in its roundup of the best emcees state to state, and he was a two-time winner of the Wild Out Wednesdays competition on BET’s 106 & Park. Chachi was recently awarded the 2014 Cape Verdean Music Award for best hip-hop act. His previous album releases, In Dust Real Evolution (2012), Cape Verdean In America (2013), and Brand New Vintage, with his group Thr33 Piece Suit (2014), were all well received in numerous markets.
His recent wave of accomplishments includes performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Atlantic Music Expo in Praia, Cabo Verde, the Moshito Music Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, performances at the top music festivals in the Cape Verde Islands over the past 5 years including Baia Das Gatas (2014 and 2016) and Festival Badja Ku Sol (2015), and back-to-back appearances at Rhode Island’s premier international music and arts festival, PVD FEST. He has also started to gain acclaim as a motivational speaker with recent lecture/performances at Roger Williams University, Trinity College, Providence College, Brown University, Umass Boston and Harvard. His biggest accomplishment to date has been earning his Bachelors Degree after a 15 year hiatus from college.
Chachi is geared up to release his new album Rapfrohouse as a free download to all of his loyal fans around the world. He is also releasing a 7 song EP with long time collaborator J.DePina entitled The Human Factor, and a collaborative project with producer, dj and remixer Wattz entitled Sensitive Dependence (The Chaos Theory). Year after year, Chachi finds a way to reinvent himself as an artist, an educator, and a man. He continues to carve out his legacy and leave his mark on the world through musical inspiration and community organization.