Making Contact

Fantastic Negrito and The Last Days of Oakland

In the last three years, Fantastic Negrito, an Oakland-based black roots revivalist has gone from busking at bus stops to winning a Grammy and touring internationally. He’s done this by creating a unique sound — melodic hooks, primal blues-rock chords, clever lyricism, a killer falsetto, and in-your-face social consciousness.

On this week’s Making Contact, we learn about Fantastic Negrito’s journey, his creative process, and how he’s utilizing his artistic platform to advocate for social justice.

 

Featuring:
Fantastic Negrito, Oakland-based black roots revivalist

Credits

Host: Eric Arnold

Episode Producers: Anita Johnson, Eric Arnold, Marie Choi

Making Contact Producers: Monica Lopez, Marie Choi, RJ Lozada, Anita Johnson

Executive Director: Lisa Rudman

Web Editor and Audience Engagement Director: Sabine Blaizin

Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker

Special thanks to Fantastic Negrito and the Blackball Universe crew.

More information

Fantastic Negrito’s Music

Fantastic Negrito Official Page

Dance of the Displaced by Eric Arnold

 

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