Kali Uchis At The 9:30 Club Next Tuesday

Oct 9 at 7 PM – Oct 10 at 11 PM

Next Week

9:30 Club

815 V St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Kali Uchis, is a Colombian-American singer and songwriter. She debuted in the music industry with her 2012 mixtape, Drunken Babble, which was described as “genre-defying”. She released her first EP, Por Vida, in 2015 to further recognition. Her debut studio album, Isolation, was released in 2018 to widespread acclaim.

Early life – Karly-Marina Loaiza was born on July 17, 1994 in Alexandria, Virginia.  Her parents moved from Pereira, Colombia to the United States in the early 1990s, fleeing the conflict in Colombia. Uchis and her family moved around back and forth between the U.S. and Colombia. She started elementary school in Colombia and moved back to the U.S. in third grade. Uchis graduated from T. C. Williams High School, but said she often skipped classes to spend time at the photo lab, making experimental short films.  While growing up, she learned to play piano and saxophone.  She also wrote poetry, songs and music, but did not initially intend to sing, being rather more interested in directing films than being in the spotlight. She was given the nickname “Kali Uchis” by her father.