Raveena's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts Raveena's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

Raveena's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

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Young Fathers

The Scottish group's intense, electronics-driven, hip-hop-infused poetry is reduced to just the barest essentials in this set, which spans two songs and just four minutes.

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Brittany Howard

The Alabama Shakes singer and guitarist brought an eight-piece backing band to the Tiny Desk for a set of deeply personal and affecting songs.

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Tyler, The Creator

Tyler, The Creator performs three songs from his latest album Flower Boy -- and pulls off (at least) two Tiny Desk firsts in the process, while maturing beyond his class-clown image (mostly).

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Lianne La Havas

The singer is soulful yet playful, raw and vulnerable in a commanding kind of way. Watch La Havas perform three of her songs live in the NPR Music offices.

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Esperanza Spalding

The bassist and vocalist conceived of Chamber Music Society as an intimate experience, a close musical exchange between a small group of friends. If it was intimacy she wanted, she got her wish: Performing three songs in the constraints of Bob Boilen's workspace ensures that all of her supporting players were nice and cozy.