Helado Negro Refracts Music Through a Latinx Lense

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Helado Negro

Since 2009, the Ecuadorian-American singer and songwriter Roberto Lange has been making records under the name Helado Negro (that’s “black ice cream” in Spanish.) His music has been literally bilingual, in the sense that he sings in both Spanish and English, but it’s also been metaphorically bilingual, with its mix of art and pop. The newest Helado Negro album, Private Energy, also has some of the band’s most explicitly political material yet, responding to the Black Lives Matter movement and more. They’ll play some of those songs, live in the studio.

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