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Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi performs a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music in Washington, D.C. Erica Yoon/NPR hide caption

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Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi

Oliver Mtukudzi, or "Tuku" as his fans lovingly call him, plays spirited music, born from the soul of Zimbabwe. He's been recording since the late 1970s, with about as many albums as his age: 60. Here, Mtukudzi performs songs from the mournful but celebratory Sarawoga in the NPR Music offices.

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Hem

Hem makes a homey, fireside kind of music, with songs that feel as if they've always been there. The arrangements by Dan Messé make Hem's songs feel quaint and warm, while singer Sally Ellyson is an untrained natural talent with an effortless yet breathtaking voice.

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King Krule, 'Baby Blue' (Live)

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The young man once known as Archy Marshall and Zoo Kid visits KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic to make his U.S. radio debut. Watch King Krule perform "Baby Blue" from his debut album.

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Chvrches, 'Recover' (Live)

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The Scottish synth-pop trio just released its heavily hyped debut album, The Bones of What You Believe. Watch the group perform a stripped-down version of the record's most rousing anthem, "Recover."

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Oblivians, 'Em' (Live)

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Memphis garage rockers Greg Cartwright, Jack Yarber and Eric Friedl made some of the loudest lo-fi of the 1990s. After more than a decade apart, Oblivians returned. Watch the band perform at KEXP.

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The Cristina Pato Trio

Watch a Galician bagpiper and her trio take the traditionally Celtic sound of her bagpipes in an entirely new, wild and wonderful direction.

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Shovels & Rope

The husband-and-wife duo mixes rowdy folk-rock and rootsy ballads, with the help of a canine friend. Watch Shovels & Rope perform a pair of songs from 2012's O' Be Joyful, as well as the older "Bad Luck," live in the NPR Music offices.

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The Bats, 'Free All The Monsters' (Live)

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The New Zealand band helped define Kiwi pop, along with David Kilgour's The Clean. Here, Paul Kean, Malcolm Grant, Robert Scott and Kaye Woodward stop by KEXP during a rare North American tour.

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Arturo O'Farrill

Latin jazz works best when the musicians involved are as fluent in Afro-Cuban rhythms as they are in the deep grooves and advanced harmonics of bebop. A man with a powerful interest in both the past and the future, Arturo O'Farrill has that pedigree in his DNA.

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Majical Cloudz, 'Childhood's End' (Live)

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Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto recently visited the Morning Becomes Eclectic studios to perform songs from their album, Impersonator. Watch the Montreal duo bring the intense "Childhood's End" to life.

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Bill Callahan Sings 'Small Plane' In A Serene City

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New York's brightly lit 6th & B Community Garden, with its lush greenery and mellow wildlife, provides just the setting for the artist formerly known as Smog. Watch Callahan perform "Small Plane."

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The 1975

The 1975 knows its way around bigness. But, when asked to strip his band's sound down to fit the intimate confines of the Tiny Desk, singer Matthew Healy doesn't hesitate to transform both his songs and himself.

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Sharon Van Etten, 'Tarifa' (Live)

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Van Etten surprised KEXP by performing an unreleased song during the station's recording session at the Portland-area festival Pickathon 2013. Luckily, the cameras were rolling for "Tarifa."