With his unique style, one of the most acclaimed blues artists of the recent years, Fantastic Negrito, is coming to Turkey for the first time to give a unforgettable concert at Studio on June 18!
The name Fantastic Negrito represents Xavier’s third rebirth, literally coming back from death this time. Fantastic Negrito is the story of a man who struggled to “make it”, who “got it”, who “lost it” all, and somehow managed to find his way back.
His debut album, which he described as “A complete disaster”, was released in 1996. In 1999, Negrito was in a near fatal car accident that left him in a coma for four weeks. Though he rehabbed intensely for several years. In 2007, he stopped making music, but he returned in 2014 with his new musical style as "black roots music for everyone”.
In 2015, he won Tiny Desk Contest, organized by one of the most respected news and culture art platforms in USA, NPR. Next year, his debut album under the name of Fantastic Negrito, “The Last Days of Oakland” was released. It received critically acclaim and he received the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album. He won his second Grammy for the same category at the 2019 Grammy Awards once again with his next album "Please Don't Be Dead" which was released in last year.