Fantastic Negrito at The New Parish, by Ria Burman
Fantastic Negrito (photo: Ria Burman)

The New Parish is celebrating their 10-year anniversary in style with a double-whammy dose of the outstanding Fantastic Negrito (his second show is happening tonight).

Tuesday night’s show had support from the ballad-electronic-dance mix creations of vocal smoothness of Jennifer Johns, who invited musician friends to join on stage for high-energy collaborations. Thursday’s show is sold out.

Fantastic Negrito took to the stage and kept the energy high throughout his non-stop two hour set, performing songs from the excellent album, The Last Days of Oakland & his latest blazing album offering, Please Don’t Be Dead.

Encouraging audience participation and spreading political and societal awareness in a direct manner — all while simultaneously groove-rock-wailing at energy levels beyond the stars — Fantastic Negrito had the New Parish bursting at the seams with truth and creation entwined. Fantastic Negrito delivered an exceptional show full of dedicated artistry, raw realism, and unyielding positivity.