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Jazz quartet Endangered Blood performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

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May 7, 2012 – The jazz quartet draws from post-bop, 20th-century chromaticism and New Orleans funeral marches.

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Nathan Salsburg performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Feb. 8, 2012.

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May 3, 2012 – The guitarist displays intricate fingerpicking in two songs inspired by Kentucky Derby racehorses.

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Hospitality performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

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April 30, 2012 – The group doesn't overwhelm so much as it wears listeners down with a subtle charm offensive.

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Cowboy Junkies perform a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR on Feb. 29, 2012.

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April 26, 2012 – The venerable band sounds as poignant and tender as ever in this performance at the NPR offices.

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Jolie Holland performs a Tiny Desk Concert on September 15, 2011.

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April 23, 2012 – Holland plays songs with an unadorned tone that makes the voice and lyrics all the more touching.

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The Soweto Gospel Choir performs a Tiny Desk Concert on February 14, 2011.

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April 16, 2012 – The group fuses the music of many Christian cultures, with nods to African songs of celebration.

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Afro-Peruvian band Novalima performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Jan. 12, 2012.

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April 12, 2012 – At the NPR offices, the band plays in a lean, funky configuration that gets the room grooving along.

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Caveman performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Feb. 7, 2012.

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April 10, 2012 – Caveman writes guitar-based pop songs full of space and melodies you can carry around in your head.

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Kathleen Edwards performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

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April 5, 2012 – The Canadian singer performs four sweet, warm, relatable songs that soothe as they nourish.

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So Percussion performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on Jan. 31, 2012.

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April 2, 2012 – The ensemble employs all kinds of toys, from an amplified cactus to a mug filled with spare change.

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First Aid Kit plays a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on November 18, 2011.

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March 28, 2012 – Sisters Klara and Johanna Soderberg make charming, folk-infused pop music that lulls and enchants.

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Kayhan Kalhor performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices in Washington D.C., on January 30, 2012.

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March 24, 2012 – A soulful master musician from Iran, Kalhor performs a beautiful improvisation at the NPR offices.

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Real Estate performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on Jan. 23, 2012.

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March 12, 2012 – Real Estate wears placidity well: It's a band born and bred to convey and celebrate laconic comfort.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa performs a Tiny Desk Concert with his band at the NPR Music offices on Feb. 1, 2012.

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March 8, 2012 – The saxophonist's new repertoire salutes electric funk, South Indian modes and swarming solos.

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Laura Gibson and her band performs at the 200th Tiny Desk Concert on Jan. 27, 2012.

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March 5, 2012 – The Typhoid Mary of the Tiny Desk returns to perform four songs from her new album, La Grande.

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