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    Photos: Fantastic Negrito celebrates back home at The New Parish

Photos: Fantastic Negrito celebrates back home at The New Parish

Fantastic Negrito (photo: Jon Bauer)

It was a night of fantastic music at the New Parish as the Grammy-nominated and Bay Area's own Fantastic Negrito rocked the house last Friday, [...]

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    Mixtape: Ten Standout Singers from the San Francisco Bay Area

Mixtape: Ten Standout Singers from the San Francisco Bay Area


Download: Mixtape: Ten Standout Singers from the San Francisco Bay Area (Podcast #395)

This podcast originally appeared on KQED.org.

San Francisco's Minna Choi has been known to indie musicians and music [...]

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Fantastic Negrito debuts docu-narrative “In The Pines”

One of Oakland's fastest-rising stars in the last few years has been Xavier Dphrepaulezz, more recognizable as the soul-blended and bluesy musician Fantastic Negrito, and who could better be [...]

By |September 30, 2016|Comments Off on Fantastic Negrito debuts docu-narrative “In The Pines”
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    Fantastic Negrito releases debut album ‘The Last Days of Oakland’

Fantastic Negrito releases debut album ‘The Last Days of Oakland’

Xavier Dphrepaulezz was dead, at least creatively — and for a time seemingly in actuality, after a car accident left him in a month-long coma. The collision occurred shortly [...]

By |June 6, 2016|1 Comment
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    Fantastic Negrito performs chilling rendition of American standard “In the Pines”

Fantastic Negrito performs chilling rendition of American standard “In the Pines”

Following his controversial arrest last year at Outside Lands, Oakland's Fantastic Negrito has been making slow and steady strides to sublime musical greatness. Ahead of the release of his [...]

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Photos: Fantastic Negrito at The Independent

Fantastic Negrito (photo: Jon Bauer)

Following some odd circumstances where he was removed from the lineup of this year's Outside Lands festival, Bay Area's own Fantastic Negrito gave a victory [...]

By |September 14, 2015|Comments Off on Photos: Fantastic Negrito at The Independent
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    Fantastic Negrito, wristbands and the Outside Lands resale market

Fantastic Negrito, wristbands and the Outside Lands resale market

The organizers of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival wanted to cut down on counterfeit tickets at last weekend's festival. That's one of the big reasons they switched [...]

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Mixtape: Spotlight on San Francisco Singer-Songwriters


Download: Mixtape: Spotlight on San Francisco Singer-Songwriters (Podcast #361)

It's not entirely clear why a remarkable new wave of singer-songwriters has begun to emerge in the San Francisco Bay Area [...]

By |April 17, 2015|1 Comment
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    Oakland’s Fantastic Negrito wins NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest!

Oakland’s Fantastic Negrito wins NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest!

This just in: NPR announced the winner of their Tiny Desk Contest this morning. Their choice? Oakland's Fantastic Negrito.

While we missed Fantastic Negrito (real name Xavier Dphrepaulezz) in our [...]

By |February 12, 2015|Comments Off on Oakland’s Fantastic Negrito wins NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest!