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Yo-Yo Ma performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 25, 2018 (Samantha Clark/NPR). Samantha Clark/NPR hide caption

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Yo-Yo Ma

Watch the 19-time Grammy winner return to his lifelong passion for J.S. Bach, playing music from the Cello Suites and offering advice on the art of incremental learning.

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Erykah Badu

The singer's performance at the Tiny Desk was an almost spiritual experience, leaving many at the NPR Music offices in awe.

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Tower Of Power

Even from its beginnings in late-'60s Oakland, the band has always stood out. Fifty years later, its devotion to classic horn-driven soul remains unmatched, its passion and precision unchanged.

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Another 'Kiki Challenge' Video From India Earns 2 Million Views — And 3 Arrests

The police came after the guys who made the video because of their dangerous stunts. The courts gave them what some folks think is a highly appropriate punishment.

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DAWN

DAWN has a breathless enthusiasm for shape-shifting pop music. She strips three songs to just the essentials, illuminating the impeccable songwriting behind her wild combination of sounds.

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Aphex Twin Returns With The Frenetic 'T69 Collapse'

The producer and deep experimentalist born Richard D. James will release a new EP, Collapse, on Sept. 14.

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Mac Miller

Mac Miller reflects on his journey's peaks and valleys in a boisterous set of songs from Swimming, featuring special guest Thundercat on "What's the Use?"

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Haley Heynderickx

One of our favorite new artists of 2018 visits the Tiny Desk.

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The Del McCoury Band

Del McCoury has been performing, and updating, his take on bluegrass for some 60 years. At the Tiny Desk, he brought three traveling songs and some good yarns to share from his ample time on the road.

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Flasher

The precise serrations of Washington, D.C. band Flasher get softened for a visit to the Tiny Desk — their vocals, normally side-by-side rushing electric instruments, get the center stage treatment.

Josh Ritter (top left, credit: Laura Wilson), Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real (top right, credit: Jacob Blickenstaff), Femi Kuti & The Positive Force (bottom left, credit: Optimus Danny), Bermuda Triangle (bottom right, credit: Harvey Hale) Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Watch Live Performances From XPoNential Music Festival This Weekend

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Watch Josh Ritter, Bermuda Triangle, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force and many more perform live on the Camden Waterfront starting Friday at 4 p.m. ET.

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Lalah Hathaway

The veteran singer showcases her soaring powerfully expressive voice in a performance that bridges several generations of classic soul.

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See A Full Concert By Trey Anastasio With An Unlikely Reunion

The July 7 performance from the Levitate Music and Arts Festival reunited Anastasio with keyboardist Ray "The Milkman" Paczkowski, who'd been diagnosed with brain cancer.

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The King's Singers

The storied vocal ensemble brings close harmony singing to a diverse set list that includes a Beatles tune and a bawdy madrigal from the 1500s.

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Ólafur Arnalds

The Icelandic composer is joined by two "ghost" pianists, making mysterious and memorable music at the Tiny Desk.

The Midnight Hour (Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge) performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 18, 2018 (Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR). Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR hide caption

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The Midnight Hour

A Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad and composer Adrian Younge brought their Luke Cage-inspired collaboration to the Tiny Desk.