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  1. Yola: Tiny Desk Concert
    The singer who once sang for Massive Attack and sampled by Iggy Azalea and The Chemical Brothers, is front-and-center at the Tiny Desk. More....
  2. Joyce DiDonato: Tiny Desk Concert
    Watch the celebrated opera star deconstruct old Italian love songs with her signature flair, backed by a crack jazz ensemble. More....
  3. Jordan Rakei: Tiny Desk Concert
    Despite some unexpected gear problems, the soulful R&B artist and his band locked-in and played a phenomenal set behind the Tiny Desk. More....
  4. Brownout: Tiny Desk Concert
    The Austin, Texas band brought old-school R&B horns, bongos and deep grooves to the Tiny Desk. More....
  5. Bridget Kibbey: Tiny Desk Concert
    The irrepressible harpist proves that the instrument can be as tempestuous as a tango, as complex as a Bach fugue and sing as serenely as a church choir. More....
  6. Jon Batiste: Tiny Desk Concert
    Jon Batiste's Tiny Desk Concert was published prematurely. The new publication date is March 2020. More....
  7. Daniel Norgren: Tiny Desk Concert
    The Swedish singer sways and writhes as he and his band create a dream state calming enough to slow the day's hectic pace to a crawl. Take a seat on a comfy couch and have a listen. More....
  8. Spanglish Fly: Tiny Desk Concert
    Spanglish Fly is one of the pioneers of the boogaloo revival scene happening on the East Coast. For about sixteen minutes, they turned the NPR Music offices into the hottest Latin dance club in D.C. More....
  9. Bob Boilen's Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts Of 2019
    The man behind the desk (when musicians aren't playing, anyway) shares his favorite performances of the year, which include a mix of old favorites, up-and-coming discoveries and a few surprises. More....
  10. Balún: Tiny Desk Concert
    It's impossible to not be drawn in by the visual specter of Balún as the band mixes traditional instruments and electronics, set against a rich tapestry of voices. More....