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WNYC’s source to hear your favorite bands and discover new ones, with live in-studio performances, interviews, and tips on wading through New York’s ever-vibrant concert scene. Hosted by John Schaefer.
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Helado Negro Refracts Music Through a Latinx Lense
3 days ago
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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Date published: 2013-10-22
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John Schaefer and his staff are so knowledgable and have such a wide range of interests. I am always impressed. Lots of discoveries.
Date published: 2013-10-16
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Often eclectic; always interesting; always an adventure. I've been introduced to a lot of new music over the years.
Date published: 2013-12-11