For the third consecutive year, NPR teamed up with globalFEST in January 2023 for a thrilling online music festival we call Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST: three nights, nine bands, and a world of musical traditions hosted by African pop star Angélique Kidjo. Now, we're posting all the sets from our festival as individual Tiny Desk (home) concerts. To see the translations on these videos, please click the 'CC' button.
Moonlight Benjamin describes her music as a blend of vodou and rock and roll. Born in Haiti and living in France, she is both a vodou priestess and a powerful singer-songwriter with an impressive vocal range. Benjamin's sounds are both thrilling and thoughtful.
- "Haut là Haut"
- "Taye Banda"
- Moonlight Benjamin: vocals
- Matthis Pascaud: guitar
- Matthieu Vial-Collet: guitar, backing vocals
- Quentin Rochas: bass, backing vocals
- Bertrand Noel: drums
- Producer: Ma Case Prod
- Audio: Frédéric Carayol, Mercredi 9 studio
- Video: Eric Allard-Jacquin
- Special thanks to Raphael Chassin and Fabrice Absil (Absilone Technologies)
TINY DESK TEAM
- Creative Director: Bob Boilen
- Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin
- Series Producer: Bobby Carter
- Editing: Joshua Bryant
- Tiny Desk Team: Marissa Lorusso, Hazel Cills, Ashley Pointer
- Co-Directors: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer and Bill Bragin
- 2023 Curators: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, Bill Bragin and Meera Dugal
- Event Producer: Ian Thake
- Host: Angélique Kidjo
- Legal Services: Tamizdat
- Legal Services: Duane Morris
- Video Production: Karim Tabbaa
- The Mellon Foundation
- The National Endowment for the Arts
- NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
- Ken Umezaki
- Fabian Alsultany
- Steven Kirkpatrick
- David Komar