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Anna Calvi performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

Watch Anna Calvi: Tiny Desk Concert

January 26, 2012 – Calvi plays songs from her self-titled debut in this powerful performance at the NPR Music offices.


"Abducted," by Cults, tops the list of Bob Boilen's favorite songs of 2011.

Read Bob Boilen's Favorite Songs Of The Year

December 28, 2011 – Listen to Bob Boilen's favorite songs of the year, from Cults to Caveman and Milagres to M83.

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Read Anna Calvi On World Cafe WXPN

September 1, 2011 – Inspired by David Lynch, this Mercury Prize-nominated artist is at once seductive and unsettling. WXPN


Anna Calvi is one of 12 artists nominated for this year's Mercury Prize.

Watch Hear This Year's Mercury Prize Nominees And Vote

July 20, 2011 – Who should win the 2011 Mercury Prize? Give this year's nominees a listen and pick your favorite.

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Watch Watch: Anna Calvi On Morning Becomes Eclectic KCRW

July 6, 2011 – Listen to the English singer-guitarist's thrilling performance on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. KCRW


Brian Eno

Read Guest DJ Brian Eno

June 1, 2011 – The influential artist and producer shares some of his favorite new and old music.


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Read Video: Anna Calvi In Concert

May 21, 2011 – See video of a full performance by the remarkable young singer-guitarist, recorded live in Paris.

Anna Calvi says she was inspired by the opera singer Maria Callas.

Read Anna Calvi: A Powerful Voice Is Just One Piece Of Her Art

March 6, 2011 – Often compared to Edith Piaf and Maria Callas, she says her arrangements help flesh out her ideas.


Her debut album isn't even out yet, and Anna Calvi already promises to become one of 2011's breakout stars.

Read First Listen: Anna Calvi, 'Anna Calvi'

February 20, 2011 – The London singer-songwriter's debut album is a feast of shimmering guitars and sensuous vocals.

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Watch Remember This Name: Anna Calvi

January 6, 2011 – Discover the passion of singer Anna Calvi, whose music is inspired by Leonard Cohen and Edith Piaf.

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