FOLLOWING RECENT TOURS WITH SUFJAN STEVENS AND BEIRUT, HELADO NEGRO WILL PERFORM AT CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE (NYC) AND MILLENNIUM PARK (CHICAGO) IN JULY
“Among the musicians currently redefining culture worldwide, Helado Negro creates a sonic landscape that reflects 21st-century Latin America.”
- NPR MUSIC
Helado Negro has released a new single today entitled "Young, Latin and Proud." The track is available at all digital stores via Other Music Recording Co.
The new single comes in advance of high profile Helado Negro summer shows at Central Park Summer Stage (as part of the Latin Alternative Music Conference) in New York City on July 8 and Millennium Park in Chicago on July 16.
"'Young, Latin and Proud' is a lullaby, a song of encouragement when you're not really sure if you fit in with your surroundings," says Roberto Carlos Lange aka Helado Negro. "It rocks you to sleep in your space hammock and lets you know to embrace the weird and beautiful that is being Young, Latin and Proud."
"Young, Latin and Proud" follows the critically-acclaimed album "Double Youth" released last fall. Pitchfork described the album as the "boldest and most intricate Helado Negro work to date."
With a hybrid identity and music as a vehicle, Lange eradicates barriers of language and space hence positioning culture at a balanced intersection. His music crosses physical borders and creates a cross-cultural connection where Spanish and English exist in congenial and harmonious manner; as well as people are united through music in boundless space of real time.
UPCOMING HELADO NEGRO TOUR DATES
Jul 5 - 3S Artspace - Portsmouth, NH
Jul 8 - Central Park SummerStage (LAMC) - New York, NY
Jul 16 - Millennium Park - Chicago, IL
Oct 9 - Contemporary Arts Center - Cincinnati, OH