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Ali Wong's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

The comic, actress and author is very into slow jams.

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Desus & Mero's Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

Late-night hosts and comedians Desus Nice and The Kid Mero pick their favorite Tiny Desk concerts.

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Lena Waithe's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

Actress and producer Lena Waithe picks her five favorite Tiny Desk concerts.

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The Tiny Desk Guide To Rare And Amazing Instruments

From your garden variety barrel cactus and the single-stringed đàn bầu to the slithering sound of the theremin, watch these singular instruments (and more) make music like you've never heard before.

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The 5 Best Southern Rap Tiny Desk Concerts

From Gucci Mane making Tiny Desk history as our first trap performer to Megan Thee Stallion repping Houston while headlining the very first Tiny Desk Fest, the South is legion at the Desk.

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Ari Shapiro's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

From our 2017 Tiny Desk Contest winner to the most recent Broadway show to stop by the desk, All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro picks his 5 favorite Tiny Desk concerts.

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Invisibilia Staffers Pick Their 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

A hypnotizing mix of music and visuals, plus performances that honor home are two themes that emerge as the team at Invisibilia pick their five favorite Tiny Desk concerts.

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'How I Built This' Staffers Pick Their 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

From Alicia Keys' stop by the desk earlier this year to one of our Tiny Desk Contest winners, Guy Raz and the team at How I Built This pick their 5 favorite Tiny Desk concerts.

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Buddy's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

From rising rapper Chika to his "favorite band since the Miles Davis Quintet," Buddy picks his 5 favorite Tiny Desk concerts.

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'Hope, Rage And Cries For Help': 5 Essential Tiny Desk Concerts

From Terri Lyne Carrington to Jorja Smith, many artists have used their Tiny Desk concerts to express themselves, including songs of protest, cries for help, and messages of hope and rage.

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1 Is The Tiniest Number: Our 5 Favorite Solo Tiny Desk Concerts

Tiny Desk video producer Maia Stern chooses five artists, from Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis to Angel Olsen, who prove the Tiny Desk is a great outlet for performing solo.

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5 Tiny Desk Concerts To Help You Break A Sweat

From the good vibes of go-go band Rare Essence to the Afro-Cuban dance music of Cimafunk, this playlist of brass, funk and big bands will get you moving in no time.

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Raveena's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

We asked Raveena, who stopped by the Tiny Desk in 2019 after the release of her standout debut, Lucid, to handpick her favorite performances.

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Moses Sumney's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

In true Moses Sumney fashion, his favorite Tiny Desk concerts span a wide range of time, space and genres.

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The Best-Sounding Tiny Desk Concerts, Vol. 2

Josh Rogosin has recorded over 600 Tiny Desk concerts and, of course, has countless favorites. But which sound the best? Well, here they are, according to the guy mixing the performances.

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The 5 Best-Dressed Tiny Desk Concerts

From gender-bending bling and a sharply-tailored pink suit to orange plaid and a classic black overcoat, these performers classed up the Tiny Desk

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5 Tiny Desk Concerts To Calm Your Mind

Tiny Desks most tranquil to curb anxiety and break away from the gloomy world forecast.

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Tiny Desk Concerts From Our 5 Tiny Desk Contest Winners

These five artists make music that is singular enough to stand out among the thousands of others who enter the Contest each year with high hopes of playing at the Desk.

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5 Tiny Desk Concerts For Galentine's Day

Waffles, friends and Tiny Desk concerts. What more could you want on Leslie Knope's favorite holiday?

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The 5 Funniest Tiny Desk Concerts

Emo puppets, a bonkers dance party, Weird Al unplugged, zany improvisations and a Monty Python veteran all made us laugh behind the Tiny Desk.

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'Tis The Tiny Season: Our 5 Favorite Holiday Tiny Desk Concerts

The Tiny Desk concert series is old enough to have some traditions of its own. Here are five of our favorite holiday performances from over the years.