Black Music Month 2023 NPR Music celebrates Black Music Appreciation Month with Tiny Desks and more.

Black Music Month 2023

Juvenile performs at NPR's Tiny Desk in Washington, DC on June 14, 2023. (Catie Dull/NPR) Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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Juvenile

The viral tweets were real — it's finally here: one of the most rambunctious experiences at the Tiny Desk.

Brandee Younger performs a Tiny Desk concert in Washington, D.C. Zayrha Rodriguez/Photo: Zayrha Rodriguez/NPR hide caption

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Brandee Younger

In her stunning Tiny Desk, the artist demonstrates her ability to showcase all sides of the harp, from an instrument in classical music to contemporary pop.

Amaarae performs a Tiny Desk concert June 22, 2023, at the NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. Michael Zamora/NPR hide caption

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Amaarae

The artist's Tiny Desk proves how far the sounds of West Africa have influenced the U.S. and, more implicitly, just how much the music defies catch-all labels like 'Afrobeats.'

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Adam Blackstone

The producer, songwriter and musical director to the stars performed a multi-genre celebration of Black music.

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Tank

The veteran R&B scholar turns NPR's modest venue into "the big, nasty Desk" in his performance.

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Babyface

The singer, songwriter and producer brought his timeless love songs to the Tiny Desk.

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Charlie Wilson

The old-school funk and R&B artist tells a tale of "two Charlies" in his Tiny Desk performance.