Shamir's dance music has gospel, country, and disco influences, but it's his androgynous voice that surprises most people. Ruvan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"I like going out and looking at people, and they inspire me so much," says Oakland musician Fantastic Negrito, winner of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Contest. Eric Taylor/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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