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Sponsored by Meow Wolf Santa Fe

Fantastic Negrito

w/ Jhett Black

Santa Fe Summer Scene

at Santa Fe Plaza

Time: 6:00pm     Day: Monday     Doors: 5:00pm     Ages: All Ages    

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor: Meow Wolf Santa Fe

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All are invited to the Santa Fe Plaza to gather and enjoy great, FREE live music together in the 400-year-old historic heart of Santa Fe.
-Feel free to bring chairs to the concert.
-This is an alcohol-free event.
-Bring your water bottle—we will have water stations on site.
-There is a city parking garage on West San Francisco Street across from the Lensic.
 
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
FANTASTIC NEGRITO
Part love story, part history lesson, Fantastic Negrito’s extraordinary new album, White Jesus Black Problems, is an exhilarating ode to the power of family and the enduring resilience of our shared humanity. Inspired by the illegal, interracial romance of his seventh generation grandparents—a white indentured servant and an enslaved Black man—in 1750s Virginia, the collection is bold and thought provoking, grappling with racism, capitalism, and the very meaning of freedom itself, all without ever losing sight of the desire and determination at the heart of the tale. While each track could stand easily on its own, stepping back to absorb the album and its companion film in their full context yields a far more transcendent experience, one that challenges our notions of who we are, where we come from, and where we’re headed.
 
Born Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz, Negrito grew up in an orthodox Muslim household in Oakland, CA. After a car cash nearly robbed him of his ability to play guitar, he began an unlikely redemption arc in 2015, when he won the first NPR Tiny Desk Contest. In the years to come, Negrito would go on to take home three consecutive GRAMMYs for Best Contemporary Blues Album, tour with everyone from Sturgill Simpson to Chris Cornell, collaborate with the likes of Sting and E-40, launch his own Storefront Records label, perform at nearly every major festival on the map, and found the Revolution Plantation, an urban farm aimed at youth education and empowerment. Fantastic Negrito recently received his 4th Grammy nomination, Best American Roots Performance, for the song “Oh Betty” from White Jesus Black Problems.

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