Tiny Desk Intimate concerts, recorded live at NPR Music headquarters.

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Intimate concerts, recorded live at NPR Music headquarters

Irreversible Entanglements perform a Tiny Desk concert. Photo: Estefania Mitre/NPR hide caption

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Irreversible Entanglements

The free jazz band with a punk ethos runs through six songs without breaks.

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Cinder Well

The California-raised, Ireland-based songwriter performs a set of folk songs that wind around the passage of time.

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Tinashe

Tinashe's Tiny Desk performance proves her artistry has never been one-dimensional.

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Berhana

The Atlanta singer pays homage to his roots with Ethiopian jazz pianist Kibrom Birhane and members of the Ethio Cali band.

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Carrtoons

Ben Carr, who performs as Carrtoons, keeps the producer-led Tiny Desk tradition alive in this set.

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Joshua Redman

Joshua Redman illustrates why he is one of today's best saxophonists.

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Timo Andres

To mark Philip Glass' 87th birthday, the astute pianist Timo Andres stops by to play a contrasting pair of the composer's popular etudes.

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Katie Von Schleicher

With an eight-piece band, the singer-songwriter brings her wry charm to the Tiny Desk.

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Thee Sacred Souls

The San Diego-based trio made its mark at the Tiny Desk with satin vocals and vintage melodies.

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BLK ODYSSY

An 18-minute flex that proves the artist is the modern personification of funk.

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Hania Rani

The Polish pianist and composer blurs the lines of ambient, classical and house in this performance.

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The Japanese House

The U.K. singer-songwriter recasts four of her electro-pop songs in fresh arrangements.

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yMusic

The band's unique sound, driven by its peculiar blend of trumpet, winds and strings, seems like a compelling soundtrack for an age when music genres are becoming increasingly arbitrary.

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The Good Ones

The Rwandan group's determination to spread its musical message is an inspiration.

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Kevin Kaarl

The Chihuahuan artist transfigures traditional Sinaloan instrumentation into folky new styles.

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Sunny Jain's Wild Wild East

Sunny Jain's music promotes the idea of not just crossing boundaries but obliterating them all together.

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Sweeney Todd

Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford lead the Broadway cast, complete with Tiny Desk-sized orchestrations by Stephen Sondhiem's longtime collaborator, Jonathan Tunick.

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Louis Cato

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert bandleader believes that live music builds community. At the Tiny Desk, Cato captivates.

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Scarface

The rapper's performance radiates with his decadeslong passion as an emcee and producer.

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Alvvays

The band's recreation of its billowy, shoegaze-y sound lights up the Tiny Desk.

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Laufey

The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter brings her modern jazz-pop love songs to the Tiny Desk.

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Olivia Rodrigo

The singer-songwriter brings a handful of searing cuts from her sophomore album, GUTS, to the Tiny Desk.

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The LeeVees

Bob Boilen's favorite Hanukkah tradition graces the Tiny Desk for fun-filled songs about latkes and gelt.