January 23, 2021
06:30 PM - 8:00 pm
Frazier Trager Presents: Fantastic Negrito Live Stream Concert – 2x GRAMMY® Award-winner Fantastic Negrito is excited to be performing a “live” concert and streaming it to fans all around the world! When you listen to Fantastic Negrito, you’re invited to hear the story of life after destruction. Each song is a real story about a musician from Oakland who experienced the highs of a million-dollar record deal, the lows of a near fatal car accident that left him in a coma, and is now in the midst of a rebirth that took him from the streets of Oakland to the world stage.
The narrative of this man is as important as the sound, because the narrative is the sound. Songs born from a long hard life channeled through black roots music. Slide guitar, drums, piano. Urgent, desperate, edgy. Negrito burst on to the national radar by winning the inaugural NPR Tiny Desk contest in 2015, and has since won 2 Grammys one for each of his first two albums: The Last Days of Oakland (2017) and Please Don’t Be Dead (2019). His third album, Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?, featuring E-40 and Tank from Tank and the Bangas was just nominated for a Grammy this year for “Best Contemporary Blues Album”.
“I can’t believe I wrote an album called ‘Have you lost your mind yet?’ because it’s just so aligned with the universe, I really believe in this thing, that these things are sent to us, and I think that’s why we are here. That’s the mystery of life.”