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

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Juana Molina

Molina sounds as if she'd been raised by wolves and discovered the world of music on her own. She takes familiar elements and renders them bewildering, attractive and polished.

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Hozier

Andrew Hozier-Byrne, a 24-year-old Irish singer-guitarist, wraps his rich, vital, soulful voice around songs rooted in the blues. Here, Hozier and his band perform in the NPR Music offices.

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Yasmine Hamdan

The Lebanese singer-songwriter, one of the most groundbreaking musicians in the Middle East, plays stripped-down versions of three songs from her current album, Ya Nass.

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Ages And Ages

The band makes the kind of music that can restore your faith in humanity — for at least as long as it takes you to watch this uplifting performance in the NPR Music offices.

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Iestyn Davies

In Elizabethan England, it was hip to have the blues. Watch the British countertenor mine the art of John Dowland's melancholy songs. He's joined by Thomas Dunford, "the Eric Clapton of the lute."

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Chvrches

The Scottish synth-pop band turns up with a small arsenal of synthesizers to perform highlights from last year's album The Bones of What You Believe.

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Timber Timbre

It's hard to capture the swamp-folk band's eerie and mysterious vibe while playing live in an office on a Wednesday afternoon. But that doesn't keep Timber Timbre from pulling it off.

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Public Service Broadcasting

The duo's sample-laden instrumental music is entertainment as education for the head and feet alike. Here, Public Service Broadcasting plays in front of films screened in broad daylight.

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Cian Nugent

From an acoustic ragtime jaunt to an electric, basement-bar choogle to a sad-sack closer, the Dublin-based guitarist runs through his wild styles in the NPR Music offices.

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Johnnyswim

Impossibly telegenic and charming, husband and wife Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano have the booming voices of great street buskers, but also the polished sparkle of natural-born stage performers.