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The Midnight Hour (Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge) performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 18, 2018 (Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR). Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR hide caption

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The Midnight Hour

A Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad and composer Adrian Younge brought their Luke Cage-inspired collaboration to the Tiny Desk.

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Mumu Fresh Feat. Black Thought & DJ Dummy

Occasionally a new voice emerges so rich in experience that the only way to describe it is old soul.

Rev. Sekou and the Seal Breakers perform a Tiny Desk Concert on June 13, 2018. Eric Lee/NPR hide caption

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Rev. Sekou And The Seal Breakers

Rev. Sekou and the Seal Breakers gave one of the most rousing Tiny Desks we've ever had, opening with one question: "Do you want to get free?"

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PJ Morton

New Orleans' native son brought his musical Gumbo — and a 10-piece orchestra — to the Tiny Desk for some well-seasoned soul and a lesson in creative freedom.

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Golden Dawn Arkestra

Join the "Children of the Sun" - or sit back and enjoy the spectacle - in this Tiny Desk experience.

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Dave Matthews

The star sheds his band for a warm, winning, utterly game, happily overstuffed five-song performance of songs from across his long career.

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Watch Mitski's Colorfully Surreal 'Nobody'

In "Nobody," the deceptively up-tempo, new single from her upcoming album, Be The Cowboy, Mitski grapples with a lingering loneliness – an emptiness that even her own celebrity can't erase.

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Rakim

Watch the New York rap icon perform "Paid In Full" and "Know The Ledge," as well as a new song for Marvel's Luke Cage, at the Tiny Desk.

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From The Top

A handful of teenagers, and a 12-year-old violinist, from the radio show From the Top, give sparkling performances, proving there's a bright future for classical music.

Violist Jonah Sirota, in this premiere video by Anthony Hawley, finds strength through sadness. Anthony Hawley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Viola Sings Of Strength In Sadness

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In this video premiere, Jonah Sirota's viola parts orbit one another restlessly, fueled by improvisation, melancholy and a vibrating set of austere images.

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Watch Lera Lynn's 'Plays Well With Others' Record Release Concert In Nashville

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The Nashville singer-songwriter perform live from 3rd and Lindsley Bar & Grill featuring special guests John Paul White, Rodney Crowell, Peter Bradley Adams, Nicole Atkins and more.

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The Messthetics

The bassist and drummer from D.C.'s pioneering punk band Fugazi join guitarist Anthony Pirog for a set of thrilling, sometimes loud and frenetic instrumentals.

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Khalid

Watch the 20-year-old star perform acoustic versions of "Location," "Saved" and "Young Dumb & Broke."