Thursday
Mar292012

A little bit about Malachi...

Referred to as a Child Prodigy, Malachi Samedy has been blessed with the amazing gift of music. At a very early age, Malachi showed promise in rhythm, timing, as well as basic drumming technique. Around the time that he was able to sit upright on his own, he began to use pencils, crayons, and toys to create rhythmic patterns on his nursery books. At eighteen months, Malachi received his first drumsticks and a drum pad. At twenty four months, he "finally" received his first drum set and he quickly progressed.

At the age of four, Malachi auditioned and was accepted to Mark Murphy's School of Music in New Jersey. He is the youngest student to be accepted to this prestigious private music institution. Malachi began to flourish and develop his talent by following a strict, yet fun syllabus. His education is structured around Traditional Music Theory, Rhythmic Syncopation as well as Modern & Classic Drum styles with an emphasis on Jazz.

What is most amazing about this child prodigy is not just his musical capabilities, but what he has accomplished for other children by utilizing his gifts and talent. Since the age of five Malachi has visit children's locations sharing his music and message of "All things are possible" and "Your stronger than your circumstances".

At age 6, along with 5 time Grammy award winner Roy Wooten, Malachi performed for the "Sending Our Love to Haiti" benefit, and helped raised over $100,000 for a children's hospital and burn unit in Haiti. After the devastating tsunami in Japan, Malachi performed along side some premier talents including performers from The New York Philharmonic, and The Metropolitan Opera, at the "KIBO Japan" benefit in efforts to help raise funds for the tsunami survivors.

At the age of 7, Malachi was invited by CNBC to perform at "The Night of Hope" benefit in support of child safety. This benefit was in connection with the Rose Brucia Educational Foundation, celebrating the roll out of the "Stranger Safety Awareness" curriculum in schools through out the United States. At the end of his performance Malachi was rewarded with an invitation to perform for President Barack Obama.

Malachi has been featured in two documentaries, "Totally Alive" A film about amazing people around the world doing amazing things with their lives, and "Encounters in Jazz" A film on Jazz legends and musicians. Malachi loves to learn and play music and hopes to one day teach other children around the world.

* Haiti Net Radio named Malachi the first prodigy of Haitian descent, and an inspiration to children all around the world.