Tiny Desk Concerts

2:22am

Sat July 6, 2013
Tiny Desk Concerts

Cheick Hamala Diabate: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 4:23 pm

Cheick Hamala Diabate performs a Tiny Desk Concert in the NPR Music offices.
NPR

There was an awful lot of dancing going on the first time I stumbled upon the music of Cheick Hamala Diabate. On the dance floor at U Street's Tropicalia that night was a rich cross-section of D.C. life, all entranced by the music of Mali.

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12:03pm

Mon July 1, 2013
Tiny Desk Concerts

Laura Mvula: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 4:24 pm

Laura Mvula performs a Tiny Desk Concert on May 15, 2013.
Marie McGrory NPR

Listen to Laura Mvula's terrific full-length debut, Sing to the Moon, and you'll hear soulful pop music in Technicolor. The U.K. singer's sonic ambition is boundless: Her intricately layered songs straddle genres, locations and eras in ways that sound entirely original.

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3:20am

Sat June 29, 2013
Tiny Desk Concerts

Maya Beiser: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 4:25 pm

Maya Beiser performs a Tiny Desk Concert on April 9, 2013.
Marie McGrory NPR

Maya Beiser's Twitter handle — @CelloGoddess — says it all. She's a brilliant cellist with a stunning command of her instrument, and she's tightly tied to technology. Beiser takes the sound of her cello and runs it through loop pedals, effects and other electronics to make her instrument shimmer, drone and groove. Then there's her magnificent sense of melody.

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9:49am

Wed June 26, 2013
Tiny Desk Concerts

Patty Griffin: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 4:25 pm

Denise DeBelius NPR

Patty Griffin has always had a gift for locating a song's nerve endings; for surveying her subject matter and identifying the most efficient possible pathways to listeners' emotions. Her warm, wise voice is comforting, inviting and relatable, even — perhaps especially — as she tackles weighty subjects like middle age and the death of a parent.

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12:13pm

Mon June 17, 2013
Tiny Desk Concerts

Billy Bragg: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 4:26 pm

Marie McGrory NPR

OK Go helped us move the Tiny Desk from our old building to NPR's new headquarters, and The National performed the first full new-building Tiny Desk Concert we posted to the site, but Billy Bragg gave us the first full Tiny Desk Concert

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