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Amplify with Lara Downes: Regina Carter

Lara Downes | April 10, 2021 When Duke Ellington famously coined the phrase "beyond category," he was talking about freedom — of choice, of expression, of belonging. He meant following your heart and your instincts into an artistic territory without borders. And that's the place where violinist Regina Carter makes her home. She plays everything — jazz,...

Tiny Desk Meets SXSW: clipping.

Every year, NPR Music participates in the SXSW music festival, whether it's curating a stage or simply attending hundreds of shows at the annual event in Austin, Texas. Last year, the festival was canceled due to the pandemic, but it returned this March as an online festival. We programmed a 'stage' of Tiny Desk (home) concerts and presented them on...

Tiny Desk Meets SXSW: DUCKWRTH

Every year, NPR Music participates in the SXSW music festival, whether it's curating a stage or simply attending hundreds of shows at the annual event in Austin, Texas. Last year, the festival was canceled due to the pandemic, but it returned this March as an online festival. We programmed a 'stage' of Tiny Desk (home) concerts and presented them on...

Tiny Desk Meets SXSW: Yasser Tejeda & Palotré

Every year, NPR Music participates in the SXSW music festival, whether it's curating a stage or simply attending hundreds of shows at the annual event in Austin, Texas. Last year, the festival was canceled due to the pandemic, but it returned this March as an online festival. We programmed a 'stage' of Tiny Desk (home) concerts and presented them on...

Steady Holiday: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Every year, NPR Music participates in the SXSW music festival, whether it's curating a stage or simply attending hundreds of shows at the annual event in Austin, Texas. Last year, the festival was canceled due to the pandemic, but it returned this March as an online festival. We programmed a 'stage' of Tiny Desk (home) concerts and presented them on...

Tiny Desk (Home) Concert: Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space. Bob Boilen | March 29, 2021 - Across hemispheres, despite a nearly 8,000-mile separation,...

Amplify with Lara Downes: Rita Dove

Lara Downes | March 27, 2021 Words matter. And Rita Dove's words matter tremendously to untold numbers of readers, including me. As our former U.S. poet laureate, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, author of hundreds of poems, a novel, a play, essays and articles, she's written countless words, all of them full of meaning and melody. Her words bring characters...

Buck Meek: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space. Bob Boilen | March 25, 2021 The back of a van on a sunny day holding an acoustic...

Liam Bailey: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space. Bobby Carter | March 24, 2020 Liam Bailey is the type of artist that makes our...

NPR Music Listening Party: Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders' 'Promises'

NPR Music will host an online listening party for the dreamlike collaboration, featuring a live conversation hosted by WBGO's Nate Chinen with musicians James Brandon Lewis and Val Jeanty.

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