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Each year, one Tiny Desk Contest winner gets to play their own Tiny Desk concert. But we’ve discovered many more great artists through the Contest — and have invited a few of them to play here, too.
The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space. This is so enchanting. The painted scrim, the scenery trees are not… Read More
The Afrobeats star performs four songs from his home in Nigeria for Tiny Desk’s Black History Month celebration.
Ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday, we hear from Ruth Cohen, an Auschwitz survivor, about her message to young people about the importance of the phrase: never forget.
The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space. For her Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, Tiwa Savage returned, from London, to… Read More
The soulful British singer invites us into her temporary backyard in Nashville for a Tiny Desk quarantine concert.
Kevin Parker brings his “Tame Impala Soundsystem” to life in a Tiny Desk from Australia.
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.
“Someday We’ll Linger In the Sun” by Duluth, MN musician Gaelynn Lea has made many people weep. It’s a gorgeously constructed song, with Lea looping the sound of her violin, which she plays like a small cello, under her ethereal vocals, to poignant effect. The opening lyrics are the devastating: “Our love’s a complex vintage… Read More
These classically trained artists fill the NPR Music offices with shrieking, rhythmic noise that redefines what an electric guitar can do and be.
Our judges are one week closer to picking this year’s winner! In the meantime, we hope you discover a new song or artist to love out of our favorite entries from this week.
NPR’s Bob Boilen will visit Ohio University on Friday, April 12 for the Scripps Visiting Artist series as a product of a partnership between the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, the School of Media Arts & Studies, the Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, WOUB Public Media,… Read More
The OutKast star performs “So Fresh, So Clean,” “The Way You Move” and his solo single “All Night” with the help of singer Sleepy Brown and an eight-member backing band.
Before embarking on a tour of Australia and Asia, the Chicago native brought the squad that helped make Care For Me one of 2018’s best — along with a very special guest.
The D.C. rapper brought quite the crew to his Tiny Desk performance.