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RVNG 0000054

UPC: 747742382505

Release Date: 3/8/2019


Helado Negro returns with This Is How You Smile, an album that freely flickers between clarity and obscurity, past and present geographies, bright and unhurried seasons. Miami-born, New York-based artist Roberto Carlos Lange embraces a personal and universal exploration of aura - seen, felt, emitted - on his sixth album and second for RVNG Intl. This Is How You Smile derives from Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl," a story she wrote in the form of a mother's sole, complicated, but loving voice, speaking a "How to" litany of advice ranging from domestic chores to what a daughter, an immigrant and young woman of color, must do to protect herself in a world that was not designed by or for her. This is how joy, or it's visage, at turns comforts, constricts, or becomes armor.


Disc 1



1Please Won’t Please
2Imagining What to Do
3Echo for Camperdown Curio
4Fantasma Vaga
5Pais Nublado
7Seen My Aura
8Sabana de Luz
10Todo Lo Que Me Falta
11Two Lucky
12My Name Is for My Friends

Helado Negro - This Is How You Smile

SKU: 747742382505
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