Tiny Desk Intimate concerts, recorded live at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.
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Maria Volonte

Argentine singer Maria Volonte's powerful, refreshing interpretation of tango is fully capable of transplanting itself into folk, Latin blues or the traditional music of Peru, Uruguay and Brazil. With its mature sensuality, her music is filled with a potent brew of nostalgia and melancholy.

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The Music Tapes

Somewhere inside Julian Koster lives a boy full of wonder and imagination. Performing with his band The Music Tapes, he plays a holiday set complete with bowed banjos, singing saws and tape machines.

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Gem Club

Maybe you couldn't hear a pin drop when Gem Club played, but you could hear the click of a keyboard.

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I Wayne

The reggae star said little between his van and the NPR Music offices. But as soon as the cameras started rolling, he came to life right on cue, showcasing his smooth voice and vibrant energy.

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tUnE-yArDs

With loop pedals and an irrepressible voice, tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus makes powerful and danceable songs that spring to life before your eyes. Watch Garbus perform three buoyant songs from this year's stunning w h o k i l l.

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Gabriel Kahane

Hear the agile musician's rigorously crafted songs, which fall somewhere between classical and pop.

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Hospital Ships

Lonely Twin's poppy folk songs and brash rockers are packed with instrumental flourishes and feedback. But in this stripped-down set, Jordan Geiger's beautiful, crushing songs pack an emotional punch.

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Joe Henry

Henry's new Reverie reflects his fearlessly easygoing style, so asking him to sing in a crowded office never felt like an imposition.

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Marketa Irglova

With the help of Iranian singer-percussionist Aida Shahghasemi, Irglova crafts a lovely mix of the exotic and the familiar; of sweetness and longing. Watch the pair perform three songs in the NPR Music offices.