Fresh off performances at SXSW, the Grammy-nominated Dominican singer-songwriter Alih Jey will be performing in San Francisco, CA at the Great American Music Hall on Saturday, May 18th.
She premiered her newest single “Mi Debilidad” in February via KCRW, which will be included in her upcoming album Soy De Peña. The new album is a tribute to her father Aníbal De Peña, who to this day remains an icon in Dominican musical history.
Alih represents the female alternative side of the Dominican Republic. Dominican women have been tearing it up in the music scene recently, and Alih is bringing the folk and alternative music side of this revolution to the forefront.
Her show is part of a solo acoustic tour this May, during which she’ll be opening for Raul Malo, the incomparable front man of the band The Mavericks. Malo’s free-wheeling, swaggering style seamlessly blends traditional country, rock ‘n’ roll, Latin rhythmic fervor, and prominently features his lush, soaring baritone.
Alih was the first Dominican nominated for a Latin Grammy in the category of Best Rock Solo Vocal Album for her independently released album Necia in 2008. She is also a featured vocalist and writer on “Déjame Bailar”, Los Rakas’ single from their Grammy-nominated album Los Rakas. As a songwriter, Alih won the BMI award in 2016 for co-writing Ricky Martin’s hit single “Adrenalina (Spanglish version).