La Delfi was a pioneer and visionary. To carve out a space in a music genre that has been and continues to be dominated by cis-het men, La Delfi forged just of unprecedented successes for herself, but for queer dominican dembow artists including up and coming queer La Kristy.
For almost a decade, La Delfi has been queering dembow both sonically and esthetically.In 2012, La Delfi released “La Mas Perra” (The Baddest Bitch) album which is widely recognized as the blueprint for queer and trans Latinx dembow & reggaetón artists. With club bangers like “Dame Leche” and “Mariquiqui,” she unapologetically claimed a space for herself and others in dembow.
It a few days ago it was confirmed that La Delfi had passed away due to complication from stomach ulcers that she had been battling for some time. La Delfi was just 28 years old.
From the Dominican Republic and abroad, La Delfi will always and forever have people feel like they’re free to be themselves through her music.