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Stampede at a soccer stadium in Indonesia is the latest deadly incident with crowds

Panic and a rush for the exit left at least 125 dead, most of whom were trampled, after the game. Here's a look at some of the major crowd disasters in recent decades.

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How Tiny Desk became a go-to spot for hip-hop

When folks think about where to get the latest in hip-hop, NPR doesn't usually come to mind. But that's changing, thanks to the team at the Tiny Desk Concerts, which was just nominated as the Best Hip-Hop Platform for the 2022 BET Awards. Since 2008, Tiny Desk Concerts have delighted millions of listeners and viewers on YouTube with stripped-down performances from their favorite artists. Now the series is proving it's also an authentic space for showcasing all forms of hip-hop. Guest host Elise Hu talks to Tiny Desk Concerts series producer Bobby Carter about bringing new musicians into the mix, what goes on behind the scenes and where the team wants to take the show next.

How Tiny Desk became a go-to spot for hip-hop

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Jessie Reyez

The Colombian-Canadian singer rearranges tracks from her new album and performs them with the assuredness of a true reina harnessing her vulnerability on stage.

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Youngbloods: Saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins

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We close out our Youngbloods series with saxophonist and composer Immanuel Wilkins, who takes us into the relationship between his faith and his compositions.

Youngbloods: Saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins

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Youngbloods: Pianist Sean Mason

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Jazz Night in America talks to pianist and composer Sean Mason about his musical journey from North Carolina to New York, and how the South never really left his music.

Youngbloods: Pianist Sean Mason

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Girl Ultra

The music of Mariana de Miguel is always changing — and her intimate, simmering El Tiny performance is an effortless flash of all she's capable of.

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Carin León (Home) Concert

A four song performance from the Mexican Regional artist captures a society in transition.

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Omar Apollo

To kick off our Latinx Heritage Month celebration, Omar Apollo brings a mariachi band and a communal spirit to the Tiny Desk.

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Allison Russell

Russell and her talented band embody healing community; watch a performance of songs from her astounding, unclassifiable album Outside Child.

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Angélique Kidjo

The inspiring Angélique Kidjo graces the Tiny Desk for our 1,000th concert.

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Joan Shelley's 'The Spur' is evocative, immediate — and a return to familiar ground

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Hear Shelley perform a mini-concert of songs from her latest album, "The Spur," recorded live for World Cafe.

Joan Shelley on World Cafe

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Youngbloods: Pianist Isaiah J. Thompson

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Jazz Night in America spotlights a young musician and composer who is wise beyond his years. Hear Isaiah J. Thompson's story and his unquestionable gift at the keys.

Youngbloods: Pianist Isaiah J. Thompson

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JID

The East Atlanta emcee brings a serious attention to detail to this stripped-down performance of tracks from his new album plus some earlier career-defining songs.

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Community bands are back after being battered by the pandemic

There are more than a thousand community bands in big cities and small towns throughout the country.

Community bands are back after being battered by the pandemic

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Randall Goosby

The young rising violin star not only makes his instrument sing, he offers music by composers of color.