Fantastic Negrito live in concert.
ON TOUR

Fantastic Negrito

13
critic concert reviews
blues

How Good Are They LIVE?

Live Rating  

82
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LAST 12 MONTHS RATING  
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Real Live Certified  

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Critic Consensus

Fantastic Negrito is 'Real Live Certified' and is in the top 10% of all live performers. Based on 13 concert reviews, the critic consensus is that Fantastic Negrito is rated as an impressive live performer, with enjoyable shows overall. Fantastic Negrito concert reviews describe live shows and performances as entertaining, incredible, and stylish.

ON TOUR

Lars Rock Fest - Giardini Pubblici, Chiusi (SI), Chiusi Scalo, Siena, Italy (July 5)

Latest release

Grandfather Courage (Acoustic) (February 3, 2023)

artist info

GENRE
blues
ORIGIN
BIO
Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz (born 1968), better known by his stage name Fantastic Negrito, is an African-American singer-songwriter whose music spans blues, R&B, and roots music. Negrito made a record deal with Prince's former manager, and later, in 1993, made another deal, this one with Interscope Records.
HAS PERFORMED with

CRITIC concert REVIEWS

Parklife DC (USA)

June 27, 2022
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Fantastic Negrito’s latest album, White Jesus, Black Problems, is deeply personal. It delves into family history, into the story of his seventh-generation great-grandparents, an enslaved Black man and indentured Scottish servant woman, who came together in Virginia in 1759.

OC Weekly (USA)

May 29, 2019
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Fantastic Negrito Brings the Oakland Blues South

Music-News.com (UK)

November 7, 2018
80
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The Negrito Nation was out in force at Camden’s legendary Dingwalls (part of the London Roots Festival/Future Juke co-promotion) and the man did not disappoint. Watching him live is an experience not to be missed – the vibrancy of his performance and the incredibly tight playing of his band all coupled with a

The Key (USA)

August 31, 2018
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I only met my daddy two times in my life, he said at the first break in the set.

The Waster (USA)

August 23, 2018
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The incredible outpouring of love, passion, musicianship, and unbridled energy he delivered, can only define his performance as pure genius and extremely entertaining.

Parklife DC (USA)

July 30, 2018
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There’s only one Fantastic Negrito — and he was at DC’s Sixth & I recently. The historic synagogue isn’t the typical blues venue, but the Grammy Award-winning musician isn’t your typical bluesman. Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz, better known by his current musical incarnation Fantastic Negrito, is the embodiment of

Music-News.com (UK)

June 2, 2018
100
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Fantastic Negrito played a full 90 minute set full of his hard Blues/funk, taking the crowd on a journey through his soul.

Past critic reviews published in

Music Life Magazine (Canada), Exclaim (Canada), The Arts Desk (UK), Sound of Boston (USA)

IMAGE CREDIT

Bruce Baker [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons