Day : Sunday 31

Time: 20:45

Rebirth. To listen to Fantastic Negrito’s songs is to immerse oneself in his life story, with abrupt plot twists and turns: high points and low points. His compositions are true stories: an Oakland musician who landed a million-dollar record deal, but also suffered a car accident that left him in a coma, on the verge of death. From the streets of Oakland to a star on the world stage. A life journey that reaches the audience directly through his narrative as important as the sound.

Songs that sprout from a long and hard life, channelled through intense black roots music. Slide guitar, drums, piano. Urgent, desperate, tense.

Fantastic Negrito burst onto the national radar by winning NPR’s inaugural Tiny Desk contest in 2015, and has since won Grammys with his three albums:“The Last Days of Oakland” (2017), “Please Don’t Be Dead” (2019) and “Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?”(2021), which features collaborations with fellow Tiny Desk winner Tank (Tank and the Bangas) and Bay Area legend E-40. His most recent single, “Root City”, has become an anthem for the Oakland Roots sports club.