DEBUT ALBUM "UNDER ME" IS OUT NOW!!

We are excited to announce that our debut album titled "Under Me" is available on all digital platforms and as a physical CD.

 

Artwork by Nalago

Listen or buy: https://fanlink.to/UnderMe

Buy CD: http://hiheal.bandcamp.com

Feb, 27 2019
"Pianista boricua Alexa Rivera se reconecta con sus raíces en su primer disco “HIHEAL”
 
Por: Marielis Acevedo para El Diario, NY

Lo bueno de la parálisis es que, en algún momento, toca despertar…

 

El postulado anterior lo experimentó la pianista boricua Alexa Rivera como un llamado intermitente hasta que no pudo ignorarlo más.

 

“Cuando uno está en la zona de confort, y está cómodo, y tiene todo; pues, uno está dormido. Yo estaba en una época que yo me sentía así y fue como un despertar…”, expresa  Rivera sobre su proceso creativo como si hablara de una revelación.

Con una historia artística que inició junto a su padre Frank Rivera, maestro de música, cuando apenas tenía cinco años en su pueblo costero de Aguada, en el oeste de Puerto Rico, tocar el piano y componer era como sentarse a comer en la sala familiar e intercambiar anécdotas.

 

Sin embargo, como en el caso de muchos otros puertorriqueños, fue el huracán María que azotó la isla en septiembre de 2017 lo que “sacudió” y alteró sus prioridades para llevarla a desarrollar su proyecto más íntimo: el disco “HIHEAL”.

 
Read the full article on:​
https://eldiariony.com/2019/02/27/pianista-boricua-alexa-rivera-se-reconecta-con-sus-raices-en-su-primer-disco-hiheal/
 

Jan. 31, 2019

 

Alexa Rivera

By Soldanela Rivera for Baryshnikov Arts Center Stories

During the dark and silent nights following the merciless Hurricane María, Alexa Rivera sat down at her piano chair and played. Studying music and playing the piano has been part of her life since childhood.

She comes from a family line of artist players and performers of música jíbara, the Puerto Rican counterpart of American bluegrass and folk music; immersion in folk music and rigorous musical discipline, lovingly imposed on her, did her right. When she was most alone, and the island of Puerto Rico was most alone, the piano did not forsake her. Something about the way time stretched and the sounds of the land echoed compelled her. Out in the streets, she felt an unspoken language of brotherhood, and in the still of the night, HIHEAL was born. It is where Alexa delivers as composer, lyricist, vocalist, and player.

The calm after the storm hung heavy in Puerto Rico, and artists suffered tremendously. There was no work and little connectivity for most everyone. And there, where quiet reigned, Alexa journeyed and visualized a musical healing cycle anchored in the image of a tree with roots, trunk, branches, and lush foliage. The musical compositions Over Me and Under Me frame HIHEAL. The musical story moves clockwise with the melodic tune and lyrics of Jíbaro Anciano (Ancient Folk), the heartbeat of this album, dedicated to her grandfather. She writes down jíbaro anciano in the one o’clock position in the picture of the tree describing the musical journey of HIHEAL. Her grandfather represents her first memory of how she learned to love Puerto Rico, her homeland. 

Read the full article on:

https://bacnyc.org/explore/bac-stories/story/bac-story-alexa-rivera?fbclid=IwAR3iSNPF5fOKDgfnO4q1NZz3A5x7UumKxXmExAIwHdSBHYhzwHSvOlxjJZg

Nov. 30, 2018
 
"Jíbaro Anciano"

Listen and watch the video for our new single "JIBARO ANCIANO" on all digital platforms.

 

Click the link below to access:

https://fanlink.to/JibaroAnciano