Most artists have a story to tell before they make it to the industry’s level of success. Although it may not always be reflected in their music, Chaquis Maliq definitely has a narrative that is perceived as normality, and in no way should any form of abuse be considered a standard. Fleeing from a terrifying domestic violence and sexual abuse situation, only to end up in South Carolina, a state that seems to stay in the top 10 of violence and death against women by the hands of men; Maliq has discovered a path to healing.
People Against Rape has been a tool in the EccentroSoul 1 Woman Band’s road to restoration through, art introductions, which led to Chaquis Maliq’s first poetic speech of reflection and musical performance with My Sister’s House, Inc., Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, and a second with the Ada’s Daughter Society Luncheon, followed by a musical performance with Marion’s House, an organization that focuses on young children and adolescent sexual trauma.
With the tremendous support from People Against Rape, and their survivor programs, which Ms. Maliq has been a part of as a survivor, it is now time for the EccentroSoul 1 Woman Band to give back. Chaquis Maliq will headline PAR’s 2nd Annual Performing Arts Gala and Silent auction for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Thursday, April 18, 2019, at The SchoolHouse, Charleston, SC, 6:00 PM. Tickets are available at CityPaperTickets.com.
In January, Chaquis Maliq “had the stage ready..”, for Louis York and The Shindellas, Charleston debut. Maliq is an NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest Charleston favorite. Selected as the opening act of the sold out show at Lagunitas Taproom Charleston, May 22nd, 2017 for the TDC Winner, Tank and the Bangas; Chaquis Maliq proves that the 1 Woman Band is capable of commanding a stage and receives a pretty huge compliment from NPR’s CMO, via twitter:
While more 2019 show dates are being added, Maliq is confirmed to play Atlanta’s Inman Park Festival – April 27, SofarSounds, North Charleston Farmers Market – May 23, and Richmond, Virginia’s Shockoe Second Weekends Concert Series – July 12.
Chaquis Maliq’s self-produced music can be streamed on all digital platforms. Follow Chaquis Maliq on Social Media at @ChaquisMaliq and ChaquisMaliq.
“Loving the soulful, slightly Prince-Like Chaquis Maliq tonight….” – NPR Music
“One talented ball of creative fire” -Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – Festival of Friends
“We were blown away by your inspiring story and powerful voice at our Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event.”- My Sister’s House, Inc.
“Her soulfulness, equal parts pain and sweetness, stuck with me. (‘Resilience Eludes Death’)” – Charleston City Paper Favorite Records