Elisapie: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert Elisapie is a resounding advocate of First Nations culture in Canada. Watch her set from Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST.

Elisapie: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Every January, I attend globalFEST at a New York City nightclub and see some of the most fantastic music I'll experience all year. Now, given the pandemic's challenges and the hardening of international borders, NPR Music and globalFEST moved the 2021 edition from the nightclub to your screen of choice and shared the festival with the world. We called it Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST. We presented 16 artists in intimate settings (often behind desks donning globes), all hosted by African superstar Angélique Kidjo.

Elisapie returns to Tiny Desk for a show-stopping performance from Montreal, with the disco globe of our dreams helping to light her set. Elisapie, in both her songs and work, is a resounding advocate of First Nations culture in Canada. In her set, she harnesses an incredible energy with electrifying, emotive vocals. This set took place on the final night of our 2021 festival. --globalFEST


  • "Qanniuguma"
  • "Wolves Don't Live by the Rules"
  • "Arnaq"


  • Elisapie: vocals
  • Jean-Sébastien Williams: guitar
  • Joshua Toal: bass
  • Jason Sharp: saxophone
  • Robbie Kuster: drums


  • Producer: Edwin Perez
  • Video: Francis Maheu, Dominic Boudreau
  • Audio: Alexandre Fallu, Pierre Girard
  • Production Coordinator: Sophie Bernier-Blanchette
  • Artistic Director, Lights: Julie Basse

Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST


  • Producer: Bob Boilen
  • Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith
  • Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
  • Associate Producer: Bobby Carter
  • Tiny Production Team: Kara Frame, Maia Stern
  • Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
  • Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann


  • Co-Directors: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, and Bill Bragin
  • 2021 Curators: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, Bill Bragin, and Viviana Benitez
  • Event Producer: Ian Thake
  • Host: Angélique Kidjo
  • Social Media Manager: Valerie French
  • Publicity: Brendan Gilmartin, Chart Room Media
  • Legal Services: Tamizdat
  • Legal Services: Duane Morris
  • Producer: THE OFFICE performing arts + film
  • Video Production: MODEMA Studios