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Little Simz

Little Simz has been compared to Lauryn Hill for her self-reflective wordplay. And though the British lyricist is a relative new-comer, her Tiny Desk performance was poised and confident.

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First Watch: Emel Mathlouthi, 'Lost'

A Tunisian singer, now based in New York, gives voice to turbulent times.

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Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel brings the Tiny Desk three alluring and powerful songs.