Tiny Desk Intimate concerts, recorded live at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.

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Erykah Badu

The singer's performance at the Tiny Desk was an almost spiritual experience, leaving many at the NPR Music offices in awe.

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Tower Of Power

Even from its beginnings in late-'60s Oakland, the band has always stood out. Fifty years later, its devotion to classic horn-driven soul remains unmatched, its passion and precision unchanged.

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DAWN

DAWN has a breathless enthusiasm for shape-shifting pop music. She strips three songs to just the essentials, illuminating the impeccable songwriting behind her wild combination of sounds.

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Mac Miller

Mac Miller reflects on his journey's peaks and valleys in a boisterous set of songs from Swimming, featuring special guest Thundercat on "What's the Use?"

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Haley Heynderickx

One of our favorite new artists of 2018 visits the Tiny Desk.

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The Del McCoury Band

Del McCoury has been performing, and updating, his take on bluegrass for some 60 years. At the Tiny Desk, he brought three traveling songs and some good yarns to share from his ample time on the road.

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Flasher

The precise serrations of Washington, D.C. band Flasher get softened for a visit to the Tiny Desk — their vocals, normally side-by-side rushing electric instruments, get the center stage treatment.

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Lalah Hathaway

The veteran singer showcases her soaring powerfully expressive voice in a performance that bridges several generations of classic soul.

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The King's Singers

The storied vocal ensemble brings close harmony singing to a diverse set list that includes a Beatles tune and a bawdy madrigal from the 1500s.

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One Key, Many Notes: Ólafur Arnalds' Piano Rig Fuses Technology And Musicality

The piano composer and his code-savvy friend created software and a piano rig that plays spontaneous notes from one key stroke.

One Key, Many Notes: Ólafur Arnalds' Piano Rig Fuses Technology And Musicality

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Ólafur Arnalds

The Icelandic composer is joined by two "ghost" pianists, making mysterious and memorable music at the Tiny Desk.

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The Midnight Hour

A Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad and composer Adrian Younge brought their Luke Cage-inspired collaboration to the Tiny Desk.

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Mumu Fresh Feat. Black Thought & DJ Dummy

Occasionally a new voice emerges so rich in experience that the only way to describe it is old soul.

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Rev. Sekou And The Seal Breakers

Rev. Sekou and the Seal Breakers gave one of the most rousing Tiny Desks we've ever had, opening with one question: "Do you want to get free?"

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Dave Chappelle Guest Hosts Frédéric Yonnet's Tiny Desk

Yonnet is a magician on the harmonica. You'll see why he's performed with Stevie Wonder, Prince and Ed Sheeran.