In the beginning there was the word, and the word took unto itself flesh, and
the word became Malachi.
Born “the son of a preacher-man” in the Parish of Westmoreland, Jamaica, Malachi has become an icon in the world of reggae/performance/dub-poetry. Performing from an early age, his first three poems were written while still attending White Marl Primary School for the White Marl Beacon magazine. As an artist and police officer, he has gained a unique perspective on life.
Malachi Smith was one of the founders of Poets in Unity, a dub poetry group formed in 1979 at the Jamaica School of Drama. He is the recipient of several awards including the 2003 International Dub Poet of the Year Award in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Social justice and black self-realization are predominant concerns on his earlier CDs, Throw Two Punch (1998) and Middle Passage (2003). Love Dub Fever has a different emphasis: it is focused mainly on love and sex, as projected by a confident man.
An alumnus of Florida International University, Miami-Dade College and Jamaica School of Drama, Malachi was one of the founding members of Poets In Unity, a critically acclaimed ensemble that brought dub-poetry to the forefront of reggae music in the late 70s and carried it forward for a decade. Malachi has also performed as an actor and poet, and is an accomplished writer, publishing and performing his own plays and poetry. He has also become known for his performances in other theatrical productions and on radio, television, and live theatre.
For more information on Malachi Smith visit: www.malachismith.com