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

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The Oh Hellos: Holiday Tiny Desk Concert

The nine-piece, family-centered band returns to the NPR Music offices to fill the air with fake snow and real joy.

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Derek Gripper

Inspired by Toumani Diabate, the classically trained South African guitarist performs songs originally written for the kora.

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Gucci Mane

The rapper has spent the year on an extended victory tour. Here are the spoils, recorded in a stripped-down set with a minimal backing track and longtime producer Zaytoven on keys.

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Alsarah & The Nubatones

In the band's hands, East African music pulses, breathes and comes alive in a mix of tradition and contemporary sounds.

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Ro James

Bringing the heat to the NPR Music offices, the R&B singer performs three funky, sexy, stripped-down songs from his debut album, Eldorado.

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Pinegrove

There's a confessional quality to the songs of Pinegrove that feels reassuring. Watch the New Jersey band squeeze four songs into a scrappy, warmhearted 13-minute set.

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Margo Price

On the morning after Election Day, the Nashville musician and her band visited the Tiny Desk to play three cathartic country songs loaded with new political meaning.

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Tegan And Sara

Appearing in the NPR Music offices on the eve of the 2016 elections, the Canadian pop duo crafts acoustic versions of pop anthems like "Closer and "Boyfriend."

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Attacca Quartet

Watch the resourceful young string quartet navigate its way through smoke rings, alligators at Macy's, and the stormy fluctuations of the 18th century.

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John Paul White

Formerly half of The Civil Wars, the singer-songwriter returns to perform three rearranged songs from his solo debut, Beulah.

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Adam Torres

The Austin singer-songwriter showcases his high, lonesome voice and atmospheric storytelling in three songs — one unreleased and one from his gorgeous new album, Pearls To Swine.

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Ta-ku & Wafia

The chemistry between the two Australian singers becomes apparent the instant you hear their intertwined voices floating together above low-end rumbles and resonant keys.

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The Westerlies

The self-described "accidental brass quartet" swims comfortably in jazz, classical and pop music. Watch the band evoke a rollicking Parisian street scene and the calm beauty of the San Juan Islands.

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Joseph

The trio's sound has grown to include elements beyond sisterly harmonies and acoustic guitar. But here, Joseph strips down to its original setup, playing newer songs the way they could have been.

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Drive-By Truckers

The long-running rock band holds a mirror to the hard realities of America right now on American Band. Watch Drive-By Truckers' emotional performance at the NPR Music office.