Tiny Desk Concerts

8:45am

Thu February 23, 2012

6:46am

Mon February 20, 2012
Tiny Desk Concerts

Joyce El Khoury And Brian Jagde: Tiny Desk Concert

Emily Bogle NPR

Here at NPR Music, we don't impose an awful lot of limits when it comes to hosting musicians and their instruments behind (and occasionally on top of) Bob Boilen's desk.

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6:00am

Thu February 16, 2012
Tiny Desk Concerts

Joan Soriano: Tiny Desk Concert

Cristina M. Fletes/NPR

In a recent conversation with the Washington, D.C.-based Latin radio personality Pedro Biaggi, I asked him about the massive growth of the bachata genre. He said it was barely present in his station's format a few decades ago, but that today, it's roughly 70 percent of what he plays.

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5:00am

Tue February 14, 2012
Tiny Desk Concerts

Red Baraat: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 10:10 am

John Rose/NPR
  • Red Baraat: Tiny Desk Concert

Red Baraat is the best party band I've seen in years. The group plays rollicking funk music steeped in Northern India's wedding celebrations, with a dash of D.C. go-go beats and hip-hop. It's all driven by Sunny Jain's dhol, a double-sided barrel drum that hangs down low around his body.

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7:59am

Sat February 11, 2012
Tiny Desk Concerts

Andrew W.K.: Tiny Desk Concert

Becky Lettenberger/NPR
  • Audio Only: Andrew W.K.'s Tiny Desk Concert

Sometimes, an idea is so perverse and bizarre that it needs to be carried out and followed to its logical end. So once we hatched the idea to bring long-haired, wild-eyed, keyboard-pounding, sublimely over-the-top party-rocker Andrew W.K. to perform an intimate concert at Bob Boilen's desk, there was no abandoning it. It simply had to happen.

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