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Tiny Desk Playlist: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Native American artists have brought an incredibly diverse array of sounds and styles to the Tiny Desk, representing just a slice of the breadth and beauty of Indigenous art.

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Nick Offerman's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

Humorist and actor Nick Offerman shares his favorites, including John Prine, Gaby Moreno and more.

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Linda Diaz's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest winner shares her favorites, including one performance that features Diaz herself on background vocals.

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Nik Dodani's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

Reggie Watts' Tiny Desk makes Nik Dodani's stomach tingle with smiles.

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David Duchovny's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

The actor and musician shares his favorite Tiny Desk concerts.

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A Tiny Desk Playlist For Your Little One's Next Playdate

Whether you've sent the kids off to camp or are planning some fun in the sun at home, we've got you covered with these Tiny Desk concerts that are sure to make your child's next playdate a hit.

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Brandy Clark's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

The singer-songwriter says she got through the pandemic by regularly watching Tiny Desk (home) concerts, so we wanted to hear more about her favorite shows.

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Tiny Desk Playlist: Celebrating Black Music Month Is A Family Affair

Talent runs in the family for these Tiny Desk alums. As we celebrate Black Music Month, let's take a look at these Tiny Desk stars and their extra-special guests.

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Betty Who's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

Musician and Tiny Desk alum Betty Who picks her top Tiny Desks.

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Eddie Huang's Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

The director, author and chef likes to watch Tiny Desks while cooking. He teamed up with Raf Martinez, his producing partner, to share a list of their favorite performances.

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Watch Tiny Desk Concerts From Standout Contest Entrants

Each year, one Tiny Desk Contest winner gets to play their own Tiny Desk concert. But we've discovered many more great artists through the Contest — and have invited a few of them to play here, too.

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Margaret Cho's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

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Life Kit's Guide To Feel-Good Tiny Desks

The team from NPR's Life Kit podcast pick their favorite joy-inducing performances.

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KevOnStage's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

Actor and comedian KevOnStage spends a considerable amount of time waving the Tiny Desk flag for his millions of followers. We wanted to make this official, so we asked him to share his favorites.

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Padma Lakshmi's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

The Top Chef host and author shared her love for the series on Instagram, so we asked her to go a little deeper.

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Tiny Desk Playlist: Celebrating Women Across The Globe

International Women's Day needs a playlist — in this case, one made up entirely of Tiny Desk concerts.

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Tiny Desk Playlist: Black Music Knows No Bounds

Nwaka Onwusa, the chief curator at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, picks her five favorite Tiny Desk concerts.

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Tiny Desk Playlist: Women Run The Rap Game

Writer and author Clover Hope highlights her five favorite Tiny Desks by women rappers.