Post an NPR link to a Tiny Desk concert you love....

The_Soulful_Mr_T

... and maybe a sentence or two about why you like it. (Use the NPR link, not the YouTube link if you can.) 

My first pick: Ladama: 

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/30/728016993/ladama-tiny-desk-concert

This set took me totally by surprise and it tore me up. I love Latin music of all kinds and this group of women are from Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil and New York. What soul, what great grooves, what a liberation spirit. Irresistible. I love it. (At 18 mins. it's a bit longer than other concerts.)


The_Soulful_Mr_T

Here's one more amazing TD concert.

Jacob Collier. A millennial genius of sound and soul. And voice. And technology.

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/22/743161408/jacob-collier-tiny-desk-concert

If you like him, check this out. It's a gas. All voices are his. Dozens of overdubs. Maybe hundreds. And then this cover of Moon River. Amazing. So many voices.


The_Soulful_Mr_T

Here's Gina Chavez. After seeing her Tiny Desk, which I found intoxicatingly  wonderful, I went to see her last night in the city. So great  She had a trombone along with the trumpet last night. She rocked out a bit, including a fabulous bilingual cover of "I Will Survive."

https://www.npr.org/2015/09/22/441220834/gina-chavez-tiny-desk-concert


The_Soulful_Mr_T

Here's Sunny War's Tiny Desk. Amazing guitar playing; not a strum in the entire gig.

https://www.npr.org/2019/11/13/778307942/sunny-war-tiny-desk-concert




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