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  1. Tasha Cobbs Leonard: Tiny Desk Concert
    Tasha Cobbs Leonard is widely regarded as one of the best gospel singers performing today. Her set at the Tiny Desk moved many at the NPR offices to tears. More....
  2. This Tiny Desk Contestant Rapped A Love Letter To Her Immigrant Mother
    Ruby Ibarra describes her art as unfiltered, a quality that shines through in her band's 2019 Tiny Desk submission. More....
  3. Imogen Heap: Tiny Desk Concert
    Imogen Heap takes us through her many musical talents, from her Frou Frou musical partner, Guy Sigsworth — and their first new song in 17 years — to an extraordinary performance with musical gloves. More....
  4. Idles: Tiny Desk Concert
    The British madmen brought fury, cathartic rage and deep thoughts to the Tiny Desk for one of the loudest, most raucous performances in memory. More....
  5. Foxing: Tiny Desk Concert
    Foxing is at the forefront of an emo revival, heavily influenced by late-'90s and early 2000s groups like Sunny Day Real Estate and American Football. More....
  6. Sesame Street: Tiny Desk Concert
    Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Elmo, Grover, Rosita, Count von Count, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and other surprise guests gather at NPR's headquarters to celebrate 50 years of love, learning and joy. More....
  7. Tomberlin: Tiny Desk Concert
    Tomberlin is the daughter of a Baptist pastor, grew up singing in the church and, since her teens, has questioned her own beliefs in God and faith. Her songs are delicate and vulnerable. More....
  8. Quinn Christopherson: Tiny Desk Concert
    Quinn and his musical partner, guitarist and singer Nick Carpenter, arrived from the cool of Anchorage to the swelter of D.C. and performed with remarkable confidence and grace. More....
  9. LADAMA: Tiny Desk Concert
    The group unites sounds from Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, with a dash of New York City thrown in. More....
  10. Lucky Daye: Tiny Desk Concert
    Hailing from New Orleans with a love of sticky, bass-bumping funk, Lucky brought along a 10-person band, including a quartet of horns, to capture the full flavor of his debut album Painted. More....