PRODUCTIONS AT HARRIS CENTER
Opening: Alih Jey
Tue, May 14, 2019 @ 8 pm
Raul Malo is the incomparable frontman of the genre-defying band The Mavericks and the sole writer of many of their songs. From their earliest shows playing the punk clubs on Miami Beach nearly three decades ago, these musical comrades have had a skill for getting people to groove. Drawing on a mix of classic country, cow-punk and standards, they bring to the world rhythmic fervor and Latin machismo, along with Malo’s lush baritone. Their raucous sound broke ground with hits like “Here Comes the Rain,” “Crying Shame” and “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down.”
After many years, multiple gold and platinum albums, world tours, breakups and reformations, The Mavericks’ critically-acclaimed In Time (2013) re-introduced music lovers to their exquisite melting pot of music. “Known for the risky marriage of island rhythms, Latin horn riffs and traditional country — the unique sonic references of first-generation Cuban immigrants tethered to dyed-in-the-wool Americana — Malo and his seven musicians push those bonds further into a sound that is generally buoyantly delightful,” praises Billboard. With the 2015 release of Mono (The Valory Music Co.), The Mavericks find themselves making the most relevant music of their career and sharing it across the globe on their Mono Mundo Tour. Malo’s songwriting throughout builds on the compositional craftsmanship of early-twentieth-century elegance yet demonstrates his skill for penning progressive and timeless songs. “The flawless dynamics of the band remain in sync with the songs and Malo’s emotional, explosive vocals…” touts Vintage Guitar while NPR ponders, “Their weapons are consummate skill, the clarion charisma of singer Raul Malo, and the wisdom to know that fun is what wins in the end.”
Alih Jey is a Grammy nominated singer-songwriter from the Dominican Republic. She cemented her place in rockand pop, being the first Dominican nominated for a Latin Grammy in the category of Best Rock Solo Vocal Album for her album “Necia,” and even penned a hit song for Ricky Martin. She then began experimenting with genres such as alternative folk, with a hint of tropical music. Her forthcoming album “Soy De Peña (in collaboration with the band Cuñao),” does just that, and is a tribute to her father Aníbal De Peña, who is considered an icon in Dominican musical history. “Mi Debilidad,” the first single from her forthcoming album, was premiered on KCRW’s Pan Caliente and included on NPR’s Alt.Latino playlist after a glowing review.
Alih Jey grew up in a musical family. At 14 she wrote “It’s Ok,” which got her signed to Universal Music Latino, and a position on Billboard’s Top 40. Alih then recorded two more albums with Universal. Billboard Magazine called her song Te Lo Debo a Ti “... one of the best female pop tracks in recent memory.” Later, Alih recorded “Necia” independently, and received a Latin Grammy nomination. In 2016 Alih won the BMI award for co-writing Ricky Martin’s hit single “Adrenalina.” She’s also placed songs with JLO, Wisin, and Maite Perroni.
Alih Jey’s latest single Mi Debilidad has many positive reviews from platforms such as KCRW, NPR and other media from both the US and the Dominican Republic. “Soy De Peña” was produced by Cameron Bartolini and is set for release in May of 2019.
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