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Tiny Desk

Alsarah & The Nubatones

In the band's hands, East African music comes alive in a mix of tradition and contemporary sounds.

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Front Row

Lucinda Williams, Live In Concert

Watch the legendary singer-songwriter perform a three-song set at Damrosch Park in New York City.

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Tiny Desk

Ro James

The R&B singer performs three funky, sexy, stripped-down songs from his debut album, Eldorado.

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Tiny Desk

Pinegrove

Watch the New Jersey band squeeze four songs into a scrappy, warmhearted 13-minute set.