FANTASTIC NEGRITO - Turin
Loyal to the Italian public, next year Fantastic Negrito will be in our country for a series of special concerts dedicated to the latest album White Jesus Black Problemsreleased a few months ago on his own label Storefront Records. Le five evenings will begin with the screening of the feature film White Jesus Black Problemsto follow Negrito will be on stage for a Q&A during which the audience will be able to interact with him, and which will be interspersed with some solo acoustic performances.
The calendar of these intimate and special shows is composed as follows:
Wednesday 15 February - Turin, Cinema Massimo
Thursday 16 February - Prato, The Garibaldi
Friday 17 February - Naples, Teatro Bolivar
Saturday 18 February - Bari, Kismet Theatre
Sunday 19 February - Cesena, Teatro Verdi / acielocoperto
I tickets will be available from from 11 a.m. on Thursday 24 November on circuits Ticketone (Prato, Bari and Cesena), Anyticket.co.uk (Turin), Go2 (Naples) and Says (Bari).
Part love story, part history lesson, the extraordinary new album by Fantastic Negrito White Jesus Black Problems (Storefront Records, 2022) is an enthralling ode to the strength of family and the enduring resilience of humankind. Inspired by the interracial - and illegal - love story of his ancestors, a white servant girl and a black slave in 1750s Virginia, the album's tracks are daring and thought-provoking in addressing issues such as racism, capitalism and the true meaning of freedom, without ever losing sight of the desire and determination behind the narrative. Each track alone can sum up the meaning of the entire album, but analysing the album and its accompanying film as a whole leads to a much more transcendent experience, one that challenges knowledge about our identity, where we come from and where we are headed.
Born Xavier Paul Dphrepaulezz, Negrito He grew up in an orthodox Muslim family in Oakland, California. After a car accident that almost deprived him of the ability to play guitar, the artist began a journey of redemption in 2015, when he won the first NPR Tiny Desk Contest. In the following years Negrito is awarded three Grammy Awards consecutive in the category Best Contemporary Blues Albumembarks on tours with characters ranging from Sturgil Simpson a Chris Cornell, collaborates with Sting e E40, launches its own label Storefront Recordsperforms at almost all existing festivals and founds Revolution Plantationan urban farm aimed at the education and empowerment of young people. Recently Negrito also received the fourth Grammy Awards nomination for Oh Betty, taken from White Jesus Black Problemsand announced his presence on stage during the afternoon of Thursday 18 May at the G. Bassani Urban Park in Ferrara on the occasion of the first Italian date - gia sold out - of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.