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Wye Oak

The talented Baltimore duo didn't have to travel far to liven up a day at the NPR Music offices.

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The Antlers

The Brooklyn-based trio strips down its wall of noise for an intimate performance at NPR Music.

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Omara Portuondo

The Cuban singer performs two boleros, which transport the listener to another time and place.

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Laura Veirs

The singer treated the NPR Music offices to three songs that invited us into her warm musical world.

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Abaji

With roots in Greece, Turkey, Armenia and France, Abaji has a passion for music from many countries.

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Edmar Castaneda

The harpist crafts a transporting mix of tradition and improvisation in this desk-side performance.

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Brooklyn Rider

The string quartet showcases a small sample of its visceral fire at the offices of NPR Music.

The Low Anthem

The band's sullen, spacious music was a perfect fit for the intimacy of the NPR Music offices.