During some downtime in Atlanta, Grammy-winning songster Fantastic Negrito was doing a little genealogical digging when he started down a trail leading to his seventh-generation grandparents. It turns out that, in Virginia in the 1750s, his grandparents–a white Scottish indentured female servant and an enslaved African man–fell in love and started a family.
This discovery prompted an outpouring of creativity from Negrito. In 2022, he released an album based on this relationship, called White Jesus Black Problems. Negrito is currently out on the road, screening a film associated with the project. He’ll be at the Dakota on Wednesday, October 25 for a screening, Q & A, and an acoustic performance.
This interview aired on The Afternoon Cruise 10/20/23
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