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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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Tiny Desk

Agnes Obel

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

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Tiny Desk

Esmé Patterson

Esmé Patterson has dropped the banjos and folk from her previous project Paper Bird, and in their place are electric guitars and a backing band worth getting behind.