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Tiny Desk Concerts

Bio Ritmo

The 10-piece salsa band built its career on dance floors, where it never fails to make people move.

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Tiny Desk Concerts

Rodrigo Amarante

A veteran of Little Joy and Los Hermanos, Amarante makes warm, tender music as a solo artist.

About 350 musicians and even more spectators gathered on the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library on June 21 for the NPR Music-commissioned premiere of Sunny Jain's 100+ BPM. Polina Yamshchikov for NPR hide caption

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Field Recordings

What Happens When 350 Musicians Meet For The First Time In Brooklyn?

Watch the bliss-inducing results of this commission by NPR Music.

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Field Recordings

On A Magical Mystery Tour With Hassan Hakmoun

When a Moroccan-based band went on a mysterious road trip, we just had to come along.

Field Recordings

Coffee And Mambo With Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta

Mendoza and his band perform a brilliant mix of "indie mambo," cumbia, ranchera and psychedelia.

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Tiny Desk Concerts

Yasmine Hamdan

The Lebanese singer-songwriter is one of the most groundbreaking musicians in the Middle East.

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Mountain Stage

Angélique Kidjo On Mountain Stage

The Benin-born artist has been called "the undisputed queen of African music."

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All Songs TV

Rodrigo y Gabriela, 'The Russian Messenger'

The duo's latest video is a no-frills performance showcasing their phenomenal guitar work.

Sandeep Das, Shane Shanahan, Mark Suter and Joseph Gramley, percussionists in the Silk Road Ensemble, perform at ACME Studio in Brooklyn, New York, for a Field Recordings video shoot. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Field Recordings

A Field Recording Bonus Track: The Silk Road Swings

Four talented percussionists create deep grooves out of their Silk Road Ensemble collaboration.

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Field Recordings

Welcome To Yo-Yo's Playhouse

Watch the world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his close friends from all over the world in action.