Concerts Performances from today's top artists, filmed at venues and festivals across the country.

Spanglish Fly performs at a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 9, 2019. (Emily Bogle/NPR) Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Spanglish Fly

Spanglish Fly is one of the pioneers of the boogaloo revival scene happening on the East Coast. For about sixteen minutes, they turned the NPR Music offices into the hottest Latin dance club in D.C.

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Bob Boilen's Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts Of 2019

The man behind the desk (when musicians aren't playing, anyway) shares his favorite performances of the year, which include a mix of old favorites, up-and-coming discoveries and a few surprises.

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Toast Of The Nation 2020: The Jazz Collective Edition

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Jazz Night in America's Christian McBride hosts this special, ringing in the New Year with four hours of jazz from the SFJAZZ Collective, Carlos Henriquez and more.

The SFJAZZ Collective

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Supergroup Puss N Boots Brings Cozy Tunes To The Holidays

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Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper recently released a Christmas EP called Dear Santa. They performed some of the songs in a live mini concert for World Cafe.

Puss N Boots on World Cafe

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Balún

It's impossible to not be drawn in by the visual specter of Balún as the band mixes traditional instruments and electronics, set against a rich tapestry of voices.

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The South African Songbook: Jazz Musicians Who Stayed During Apartheid

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We celebrate 25 Years of democracy in South Africa by focusing on the trailblazers that stayed during the brutal era of apartheid, featuring Herbie Tsoaeli and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

The South African Songbook: Jazz Musicians Who Stayed During Apartheid

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Los Lobos

When Los Lobos gathered behind the Tiny Desk, it felt like they were cramped in the back room of a family Christmas party, calling up tunes from the Latin holiday song book.

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Moonchild

The LA-based trio makes an intricate blend of jazz, R&B and hip-hop. For their Tiny Desk set, they pulled out all the stops: flutes, flugelhorns, saxophones, keyboards, ukuleles and more.

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The Comet Is Coming

The Comet is Coming is a force of nature. The British trio makes the kind of instrumental jazz that takes music lovers out of their comfort zone and into a musical realm they may never have explored.

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The Wood Brothers Brings The Quintessential Americana Sound To AmericanaFest

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The trio play songs from their recent album, One Drop Of Truth, and they'll give us a little taste of some new music coming out next year.

The Wood Brothers On World Cafe

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Weyes Blood

Watch the band perform a blissed-out, gently sweeping set featuring three songs from its latest album, Titanic Rising.

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Jazz Night In America: A Holiday Celebration

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To ring in the season, Jazz Night in America brings you Big Band Holidays, a concert featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

Jazz Night In America: A Holiday Celebration

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Maggie Rose Brings Soul And R&B Influences To AmericanaFest

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The country music powerhouse's confident voice has made her a must-see act at every festival she's played, including this year's Americana Music Festival.

Maggie Rose On World Cafe

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Raveena

"I just want you to know," Raveena told the NPR office, "that in this space that we're in, you're extremely, extremely loved."