From Washington, DC's rich arts scene emerges Carolyn Malachi, a Grammy-nominated artist with a fresh blend of music that garners international praise, including MTV naming her an R&B artist “to obsess over”. RISE [Story 1] is the first part of Carolyn Malachi’s album trilogy called Rise of the Modern Natural. Featuring an ensemble cast including the artist's great-grandfather, jazz pianist John Malachi, RISE [Story 1] captures the soundscape of Carolyn Malachi’s native Washington, DC at a pivotal moment in DC Jazz history: the closing of Bohemian Caverns. Blending Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Rap and GoGo music, this part of the trilogy initiates the paralleled journey of Carolyn Malachi and her ancestor, both transcending circumstances to find the way forward. The RISE [Story 1] album arrives November 2016.