NATALIA LAFOURCADE – Live on NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Oct. 27, 2017 | Felix Contreras -- Natalia Lafourcade is a successful singer-songwriter whose voice and music live on the edge of pop, but maintain a distinct independence. A few years ago, while Lafourcade was traveling Brazil, she felt a great nostalgia for her native Mexico and its folk music. When she finally returned home, … Continuar lendo NATALIA LAFOURCADE – Live on NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

THE BLACK CROWES – Live @ Tiny Desk Concert

This performance was recorded on February 20, 2020. We will continue releasing Tiny Desk videos of shows that had already been taped. In light of current events, NPR is postponing new live tapings of Tiny Desk Concerts. In the meantime, check out Tiny Desk (home) concerts! They’re recorded by the artists in their home. It’s … Continuar lendo THE BLACK CROWES – Live @ Tiny Desk Concert

SUZANNE VEGA: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Like a fine wine, Suzanne Vega only gets better with time... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AndEMO__p2U In pop-music circles, Suzanne Vega is known almost entirely for two songs from the late 1980s: the child-abuse ballad "Luka" and a song that launched literally dozens of dance remixes, "Tom's Diner." But Vega has been making vital, inventive music the entire time … Continuar lendo SUZANNE VEGA: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Tiny Desk Meets Afropunk: LUEDJI LUNA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM_ARaGik3o Tiny Desk Meets AFROPUNK was the opening event of AFROPUNK's "Black Spring" festival. The virtual celebration, hosted by Jorge "Gitoo" Wright, highlighted outstanding talent in Afro-Latin and Afro-Caribbean music across the globe. Our showcase featured four artists who honored their homes and celebrated the art their heritage has inspired. LaTesha Harris | May 2, … Continuar lendo Tiny Desk Meets Afropunk: LUEDJI LUNA

FANFARE CIOCĂRLIA: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Fanfare Ciocărlia is a twelve-piece Romanian Romani Balkan brass band from the northeastern Romanian village of Zece Prăjini, Iași. The band is made up of Roma musicians, and they are recognised as one of Europe's most popular contemporary Romani bands. Fanfare Ciocărlia are best known for its fast, high-energy music with complex rhythms and high-speed … Continuar lendo FANFARE CIOCĂRLIA: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

TROKER live @ Tiny Desk Concert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdFP4P8ZkjA Felix Contreras | May 19, 2017 — Mexico City is not known as one of the international jazz capitals of the world. New York, Tokyo — even Havana. But not CDMX (the new abbreviation of Ciudad de Mexico). There is, though, a fairly rich history of jazz in the country, going back to a … Continuar lendo TROKER live @ Tiny Desk Concert

LILA DOWNS: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU3P6dlNaB4 Felix Contreras | January 13, 2017 — Lila Downs has spent her career exploring the furthest reaches of Mexican folk music. With a voice that borrows heavily from opera, Downs performs the kind of full-throated mariachi singing that would fit right in at Mexico City's Garibaldi Square — ground zero for mariachi. She can … Continuar lendo LILA DOWNS: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

RED BARAAT – NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgmw41CY1Fo Bob Boilen | March 13, 2017 — Red Baraat's fusion of bhangra, go-go, hip-hop and jazz is driven by frontman Sunny Jain's percolating playing of the dhol, a double-sided drum which forms the rhythmic lattice of support for their boisterous horns and guitar. And though Red Baraat graced the Tiny Desk five years ago, … Continuar lendo RED BARAAT – NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

DELICATE STEVE: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57vvhrq2SNQ Bob Boilen | March 24, 2017 — You need only watch Steve Marion's face. This fierce and lyrical guitar player, who performs as Delicate Steve, writes playful instrumental music led by hooky vocals — but there is no voice. His electric guitar is often played with a glass slide, mimicking a human being and … Continuar lendo DELICATE STEVE: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Jeru The Damaja: Tiny Desk Home Concert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6gK3eZ1m_U The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space. April 30, 2020 | Abby O'Neill -- Jeru the Damaja, the … Continuar lendo Jeru The Damaja: Tiny Desk Home Concert