Tiny Desk Intimate concerts, recorded live at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.

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One Key, Many Notes: Ólafur Arnalds' Piano Rig Fuses Technology And Musicality

The piano composer and his code-savvy friend created software and a piano rig that plays spontaneous notes from one key stroke.

One Key, Many Notes: Ólafur Arnalds' Piano Rig Fuses Technology And Musicality

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Ólafur Arnalds performs a Tiny Desk Concert on July 3, 2018 (Eric Lee/NPR). Eric Lee/NPR hide caption

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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.

Mumu Fresh performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 22, 2018 (Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR). Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR hide caption

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Mumu Fresh Feat. Black Thought & DJ Dummy

Occasionally a new voice emerges so rich in experience that the only way to describe it is old soul.

Rev. Sekou and the Seal Breakers perform a Tiny Desk Concert on June 13, 2018. Eric Lee/NPR hide caption

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Rev. Sekou And The Seal Breakers

Rev. Sekou and the Seal Breakers gave one of the most rousing Tiny Desks we've ever had, opening with one question: "Do you want to get free?"

Frédéric Yonnet performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 7, 2018. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Dave Chappelle Guest Hosts Frédéric Yonnet's Tiny Desk

Yonnet is a magician on the harmonica. You'll see why he's performed with Stevie Wonder, Prince and Ed Sheeran.

PJ Morton performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 20, 2016. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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PJ Morton

New Orleans' native son brought his musical Gumbo — and a 10-piece orchestra — to the Tiny Desk for some well-seasoned soul and a lesson in creative freedom.

Golden Dawn Arkestra performs a Tiny Desk Concert on February 6, 2018 (Eslah Attar/NPR). Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Golden Dawn Arkestra

Join the "Children of the Sun" - or sit back and enjoy the spectacle - in this Tiny Desk experience.

Dave Matthews performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 11, 2018 (Samantha Clark/NPR). Samantha Clark/NPR hide caption

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Dave Matthews

The star sheds his band for a warm, winning, utterly game, happily overstuffed five-song performance of songs from across his long career.

Rakim performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 19, 2018. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Rakim

Watch the New York rap icon perform "Paid In Full" and "Know The Ledge," as well as a new song for Marvel's Luke Cage, at the Tiny Desk.

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From The Top

A handful of teenagers, and a 12-year-old violinist, from the radio show From the Top, give sparkling performances, proving there's a bright future for classical music.

The Messthetics perform a Tiny Desk Concert on April 26, 2018. Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR hide caption

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The Messthetics

The bassist and drummer from D.C.'s pioneering punk band Fugazi join guitarist Anthony Pirog for a set of thrilling, sometimes loud and frenetic instrumentals.

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Khalid

Watch the 20-year-old star perform acoustic versions of "Location," "Saved" and "Young Dumb & Broke."

Yissy García & Bandancha perform a Tiny Desk Concert May 10, 2018 (Eslah Attar/NPR). Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Yissy García & Bandancha

Come for one of Havana's most talented acts. Stay for García's incredible mohawk.

Goldlink performs a Tiny Desk Concert on May 3, 2018. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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GoldLink

The D.C. rapper brought quite the crew to his Tiny Desk performance.

Jorja Smith performs a Tiny Desk Concert on May 14, 2018. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Jorja Smith

Watch the rising U.K. star perform intimate renditions of "Blue Lights," "On My Mind" and "Teenage Fantasy" with a full band.

MILCK performs a Tiny Desk Concert on April 24, 2018. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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MILCK

The one-woman riot who made headlines during the inaugural Women's March On Washington visits the Tiny Desk.

Grace VanderWaal performs a Tiny Desk Concert on May 1, 2018. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Grace VanderWaal

The 14-year-old singer who signed to Columbia after winning America's Got Talent, dazzles the Tiny Desk with her breathtaking voice.

Daniel Caesar performs a Tiny Desk Concert on April 30, 2018. Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR hide caption

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Daniel Caesar

Watch the R&B star-in-the-making perform three songs, including a guest appearance by H.E.R.

Tom Misch performs a Tiny Desk Concert on May 4, 2018. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Tom Misch

This 22-year-old Brit has soul for days.

Trouble Funk performs a Tiny Desk concert on April 9, 2018. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Trouble Funk

We squeezed 12 go-go musicians behind the Tiny Desk. Watch what ensued.