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NPR Music: Tiny Desk Concerts

National Public Radio's (NPR) Tiny Desk has been featuring music performances at the desk of All Songs Considered's host Bob Boilen for over a decade. All songs are recorded live in Washington D.C. and are truly in the setting of the radio host's desk - listeners who watch the performances rather than only listen can experience the juxtaposition of a desk full of figurines and knick-knack-filled bookshelves with an emotional R&B performance or whimsical folk song, to name a few genres. Recent Tiny Desk performances feature the Scottish band Karine Polwart Trio, led by singer and essayist Karine Polwart who performs the songs "Ophelia," "I Burn But I Am Not Consumed," and "King of Birds." Other recent performances include Georgia Anne Muldrow, Weezer, &More (Chill Moody and Donn T). Tiny Desk also hosts Tiny Desk Family Hour, featuring performances at Central Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX (adult listeners should preview the performances before including a tiny audience). Aspiring musicians may want to take part in the annual Tiny Desk Contest, which invites listeners to record themselves performing an original song for a chance to perform it live at their own Tiny Desk concert. Performances are generally released twice per week and listeners have a few options to hear performances. Those interested can listen directly from the website; subscribe to the NPR Music Newsletter (available from the site's homepage); listen via the NPR One app; or download the podcast individually via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or any other podcast platform.
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May 10th, 2019
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May 7th, 2019 at 2:49pm
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May 8th, 2019 at 9:05am
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