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  • Tiny Desk Intimate concerts, recorded live at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.
    Tiny Desk

    Tiny Desk

    Intimate video performances, recorded live at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen

    Nilüfer Yanya plays a Tiny Desk Concert (Shuran Huang/NPR). Shuran Huang/NPR hide caption

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    Nilüfer Yanya

    There's a hush to the music of Nilüfer Yanya that made the Tiny Desk the perfect stage for her sound.

    Rhiannon Giddens plays a Tiny Desk Concert on July 17, 2019 (Claire Harbage/NPR). Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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    Rhiannon Giddens

    Giddens shares songs from her latest album, There is No Other, in an emotional and transfixing performance at the Tiny Desk.

    Come From Away plays a Tiny Desk Concert on Aug. 12, 2019 (Laura Beltrán Villamizar/NPR). Laura Beltrán Villamizar/NPR hide caption

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    Come From Away

    Sixteen performers from the Broadway cast crammed behind the Tiny Desk to sing songs and share stories about thousands of airline passengers who were stranded in Newfoundland after 9/11.

    Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley plays a Tiny Desk Concert (Shuran Huang/NPR). Shuran Huang/NPR hide caption

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    Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley

    With eyes shut, Marley dug deep into the healing power of music with songs from his 2017 album Stony Hill.

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    The Tallest Man On Earth (2019)

    The Tallest Man On Earth's second appearance at the Tiny Desk comes almost 10 years to the day after his first. He returns with a touch of grey and a beard, but no less intense or moving.

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    A-WA

    The three Israeli sisters in A-WA mix Yemenite and Arabic traditions with splashes of reggae and hip-hop.

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    The-Dream

    The singer and mega-hit songwriter showcases three of his own tracks, including "I Luv Your Girl" and two songs from Ménage à Trois: Sextape Vol. 1, 2, 3.

    Dan Tepfer plays a Tiny Desk concert on July 30, 2019 (Olivia Falcigno/NPR). Olivia Falcigno/NPR hide caption

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    Dan Tepfer

    The pianist and programmer has transformed the acoustic piano into his duet partner.

    47SOUL plays a Tiny Desk Concert on July 1, 2019 (Bob Boilen/NPR). Bob Boilen/NPR hide caption

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    47SOUL

    47SOUL's message of equality is meant for the world. It's music without borders, mixing old and new, acoustic and electronic from a band formed in Amman Jordan, singing in Arabic and English.

    Mandolin Orange plays a Tiny Desk Concert on June 21, 2019 (Shuran Huang/NPR). Shuran Huang/NPR hide caption

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    Mandolin Orange

    Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz made everything seem so easy, with just a few acoustic instruments and a single microphone behind the Tiny Desk, performing songs full of joy and thoughtfulness.

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    Nicole Bus

    Nicole Bus' sound is reminiscent of vintage R&B, yet still feels current and capable of transcending age and demographics.

    Tobe Nwigwe plays a Tiny Desk Concert on June 27, 2019 (Bob Boilen/NPR). Bob Boilen/NPR hide caption

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    Tobe Nwigwe

    The Houston-based rapper's mindful words are like a life hack for anyone seeking guidance, with pleas to look past inherent hardships and evil and to stay focused on life's ultimate prizes.

    Kian Soltani plays a Tiny Desk Concert on March 8, 2019 (Amr Alfiky/NPR). Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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    Kian Soltani

    Watch a young cellist on the rise, offering music of virtuosity, sweet lyricism and a little fire from his Persian roots.

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    half?alive

    How does half?alive, known for funky earworms and synchronized dancing, translate to such a cozy space? Have the dancers sit.

    Among Authors plays a Tiny Desk Concert on June 20, 2019 (Olivia Falcigno/NPR). Olivia Falcigno/NPR hide caption

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    Among Authors

    Among Authors' music isn't casual; there are songs within these songs, and they're not always catchy. They'll take you on a journey worth following.

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    Ty Dolla $ign Pays Tribute To Mac Miller At The Tiny Desk

    While Ty Dolla $ign visited NPR to record his own Tiny Desk concert, he also performed a special tribute to his friend, the late Mac Miller.

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    David Crosby & The Lighthouse Band

    David Crosby, Becca Stevens, Michelle Willis and Michael League are The Lighthouse Band, and together they harmonized the heck out of the Tiny Desk.

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    Bas

    Bas came to the Tiny Desk to get it, and — in a breathless four-song set — he did exactly that.

    iLe plays a Tiny Desk Concert on July 23, 2019 (Olivia Falcigno/NPR). Olivia Falcigno/NPR hide caption

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    iLe

    The Calle 13 veteran, fresh off her appearance at demonstrations in Puerto Rico, performs three songs that rage with revolutionary intensity.

    Calexico and Iron & Wine play a Tiny Desk Concert on June 19, 2019 (Shuran Huang/NPR). Shuran Huang/NPR hide caption

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    Calexico And Iron & Wine

    The two bands just released Years to Burn, their first album together since 2005. Now, they've performed three songs — two new, one old — for Calexico's Tiny Desk debut.

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    Lizzo

    Backed by a band assembled just for this occasion, the breakthrough pop icon performs three joyfully showy songs from Cuz I Love You.

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    Tamino

    Tamino possesses one of the most remarkable and memorable voices to ever grace the Tiny Desk.

    Masego plays a Tiny Desk Concert on Jan. 8, 2019 (Claire Harbage/NPR). Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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    Masego

    The spirit of Cab Calloway lives on in Masego, the singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who surprised NPR's Tiny Desk audience with a zany sense of showmanship.

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