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Van-Anh Vanessa Vo performs a Tiny Desk Concert in October 2013.

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January 4, 2014 – The musician unpacks an array of traditional Vietnamese instruments — and 1,000 years of culture.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs at the Tiny Desk on Dec. 3, 2013.

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December 21, 2013 – The hot and historic New Orleans band brings a tuba-wielding Santa and some original holiday cheer.

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La Santa Cecilia performs a Tiny Desk Concert in November 2013.

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December 16, 2013 – The video here provides just a hint of the L.A. band's dynamic live shows, albeit a spectacular one.

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Christine Salem performs a Tiny Desk Concert on October 14, 2013.

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December 14, 2013 – Salem sings work songs and chants from the maloya tradition on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

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Dessa performs at a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 24, 2013.

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December 9, 2013 – The whip-smart rapper, singer, poet and songwriter performs three tracks from Parts of Speech.

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Sarah Jarosz performs a Tiny Desk Concert in September 2013.

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December 7, 2013 – Jarosz and her small backing band craft a careful mix of technical proficiency and poppy warmth.

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The Dismemberment Plan performs a Tiny Desk concert in October 2013.

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December 2, 2013 – The band exudes playfulness and wry charm throughout these three songs from Uncanney Valley.

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November 25, 2013 – The intrepid champions of new music bring a lullaby, rare blues and a work by Bryce Dessner to NPR.

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Waxahatchee performs a Tiny Desk Concert in September 2013.

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November 23, 2013 – This is Katie Crutchfield as Waxahatchee, playing intimate music for an intimate setting.

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John Legend performs at the Tiny Desk Concert on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

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November 16, 2013 – The soul singer retains the easygoing grace of a performer fit for any stage — even a tiny one.

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Debashish Bhattacharya performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in September 2013.

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November 12, 2013 – Bhattacharya draws on North Indian classical music, but blues also pours out of his stunning work.

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American jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton plays a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 13, 2013.

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November 9, 2013 – The jazz vibraphone pioneer is 70 now, but that hasn't slowed his flying four-mallet technique.

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Ashley Monroe performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in September 2013.

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November 3, 2013 – This three-song set in the NPR Music offices captures a nice cross-section of Monroe's appeal.

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"I tried to get the sexy gorilla costume. But they're out, so I got the standard one," Neko Case says. "But there's still boobies."

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October 31, 2013 – Watch a Halloween Tiny Desk Concert in which Case performs with Kelly Hogan and Eric Bachmann.

San Fermin performs at a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 19, 2013.

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October 28, 2013 – The orchestral folk-pop band's little song-worlds burst with ambition, talent and extreme joy.

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