Big Daddy Kane popularized quick-cadence flows and multisyllabic rhyme schemes before passing the torch to early mentees. Watch his performance from the Tiny Desk, link in the bio.
Nick Hakim writes songs that honor the complexity of love delivered by his own uniquely emotive voice. Watch the Tiny Desk performance, link in the bio.
For people (not hedgehogs) who make music, all you need is a desk and a song. NPR Music's #TinyDeskContest
is back! Submit your entry between Feb. 20 – Mar. 25. More info: npr.org/tinydeskcontest
The twin sisters of Ibeyi combine Afro-Cuban percussion with yearning vocals that express the complexities of spirituality and womanhood. Watch the Tiny Desk performance, link in the bio.
New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based singer Marlon Williams loves a good traditional tune. Watch him perform the intimate "Make Way For Love" from the Tiny Desk, link in bio.
Watch Hurray for the Riff Raff perform "Pa'lante," an articulate and powerful anthem from 2017's 'The Navigator,' at the Tiny Desk. (📸: Claire Harbage/NPR)
Winner of the 2017 Latin Grammy for Best New Artist, Vicente García may not be on your radar yet, but live performances like his Tiny Desk are guaranteed to turn some heads.
Alice Smith brought three new songs featuring her signature powerhouse of a voice and expressive lyrics to the Tiny Desk. Watch at the link in the bio.
There is much to savor in Jamila Woods' music. Watch the singer, songwriter, poet, educator, community organizer and inaugural Slingshot selection captivate from the #TinyDesk
, Link in the bio. (📸: Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR)
Watch Spanish singer Buika’s performance from (le) poisson rouge during the NYC Winter Jazzfest with WBGO Jazz 88.3 and The Checkout from WBGO.
At her first headlining show in New York, @snailmailband
had the sold-out Brooklyn Bazaar crowd hanging on every word, and singing along to coming-of-age anthems like “Thinning.” (📸: @mkatzif
Eavesdrop on a beautiful #TinyDesk
recital of German songs from fin de siecle Vienna, when music was transitioning from the swells of romanticism to the uncharted waters of modernism, performed by soprana Barbara Hannigan. Link in the bio. (📸: Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR)