This Is How You Smile

HELADO NEGRO

$16
The story of This Is How You Smile includes a jaunty, head-nodding walk with his brother on hot pavement to the community pool of his childhood neighborhood in Florida.
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NUTRITION FACTS
Release Type New Release
Color Black
Label Rvng Intl.
BY THE NUMBERS
1LP
Format
12
INCH
Vinyl Size
33 1/3
RPM
Speed
2019
Original Release Year
DESCRIPTION

The story of This Is How You Smile includes a jaunty, head-nodding walk with his brother on hot pavement to the community pool of his childhood neighborhood in Florida. Such days end with a welcome fatigue and chlorine blurred reveries in “Seen My Aura.” The confidence and security of youth, moves away from family, across years and regions, to a bleak winter of “Imagining What to Do,” and loving partners deciding to make each other smile, while waiting for the sun to return.
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 n...

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TRACKLIST
1
Please Won’t Please
2
Imagining What To Do
3
Echo for Camperdown Curio
4
Fantasma Vaga
5
Pais Nublado
6
Running
7
Seen My Aura
8
Sabana de luz
9
November 7
10
Todo Lo Que Me Falta
11
Two Lucky
12
My Name Is For My Friends
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