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  1. Chromeo: Tiny Desk Concert
    The self-proclaimed "Funklordz" normally perform as a duo, but played with a live band for the first time at the Tiny Desk. More....
  2. Alfredo Rodríguez: Tiny Desk Concert
    The Cuban pianist thrilled the NPR office with an intense performance that was as melodic as it was rhythmic. More....
  3. Florence + the Machine: Tiny Desk Concert
    "I'm sorry I'm shy," Florence Welch told the crowd of NPR family and friends gathered for her Tiny Desk performance. "If this was a big gig, I'd probably be climbing all over here and running around." More....
  4. Café Tacvba: Tiny Desk Concert
    The pioneering Mexican band recreates the adventurous musical energy of their massive stadium shows behind Bob Boilen's desk. More....
  5. Big Boi: Tiny Desk Concert
    The OutKast star performs "So Fresh, So Clean," "The Way You Move" and his solo single "All Night" with the help of singer Sleepy Brown and an eight-member backing band. More....
  6. Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles: Tiny Desk Concert
    Henry and his band would have sounded right at home on Stax Records in the '70s — no small accomplishment. Watch them perform three funky, soulful jams. More....
  7. Saba: Tiny Desk Concert
    Before embarking on a tour of Australia and Asia, the Chicago native brought the squad that helped make Care For Me one of 2018's best — along with a very special guest. More....
  8. 'El Tiny': A Sampler Of Latin Bands At NPR's Tiny Desk
    Latin music is well represented in the popular Tiny Desk Concert series. More....
  9. Cécile McLorin Salvant: Tiny Desk Concert
    The jazz singer, who used to be into radical feminist punk, now composes and sings beautiful jazz ballads. More....
  10. Anthony Roth Costanzo: A Countertenor For The 21st Century
    The resourceful singer is unafraid to bring opera — and his high-flying top notes — to unlikely places, from sixth-grade classrooms to the offices of NPR. More....