DMV | Chaquis Maliq
Singer, Songwriter, EccentroSoul 1 Woman Band, and producer are just some of the labels to describe Chaquis Maliq (Shuh-Kees Mah-Leek). Representing the new breed of women artists taking ownership of their musical paths by leading the songwriting and production of their musical creations, Chaquis Maliq is redefining the playing field as a multi-talented creator.
But before this San Francisco Native could even fathom engineering and producing her first two albums, The “Demonstration Vol. I” and “Veracity”; Chaquis was first a poet and theatrical spoken word artist, with piano playing background. It wasn’t until Chaquis relocated to the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland,Virginia), that all her musical avenues dispersed from her heart and mind.
Already inspired by Soul, Funk, Gospel, Jazz, and Alternative music, Chaquis always admired guitar players. In 2011 Chaquis discovered a new love, which created her warm melodic, sweet blues,and honey jazz sound. The credit goes to her classical acoustic guitar aka Mr. Maliq. Entering this new chapter of her acoustic urban folk journey, Chaquis released her first guitar project, ’Harmonies of Me,’ in Summer 2013. ‘Resilience Eludes Death’ is her current follow-up project, which displays her timeless efforts of Avante-Garde.