19 Jan - 5 Feb 2023

Fantastic Negrito and support


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5th Feb 2023
Old Fruitmarket
£28.00 includes booking fee
Age restrictions
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult
Seating Type
Celtic Connections 2023

The remarkable Fantastic Negrito plays tracks from his new album, White Jesus Black Problems.

The album is part love story, part history lesson, inspired by the illegal, interracial romance of his seventh generation grandparents in 1750s Virginia. The collection is bold, grappling with racism, capitalism, and the very meaning of freedom itself. Though it never loses sight of the desire and determination at the heart of the tale. 

Fantastic Negrito is a man's truth told in the form of black roots music. A musician from Oakland who experienced the highs of a million dollar record deal and the lows of a near fatal car accident that left him in a coma.  The name Fantastic Negrito represents his third rebirth - despite his playing hand being mangled. 

He has won 3 GRAMMYs, toured with the likes of Sturgill Simpson and Chris Cornell, and collaborated with Sting and E-40.  He also founded the Revolution Plantation, an urban farm aimed at youth education and empowerment. 

Venue details

Old Fruitmarket
G1 1NQ
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