September 12, 2022 Washington D.C. – NPR Music is celebrating its 1,000th Tiny Desk live performance with a efficiency from singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo. The intimate video live performance sequence began in 2008 as a possibility for producer Bob Boilen to function acoustic variations of his favourite artists and performers. The live shows have achieved world fame with artists from all around the world desirous to play on the office whose cabinets are stuffed with years of awards and music collectibles.
Watch the 1,000th live performance: HERE
By the years, Tiny Desk has offered a singular stage for artists throughout the style spectrum and at each part of their careers, together with performances by Megan Thee Stallion, Taylor Swift, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Freddie Gibbs, Toro y Moi, Weezer, the characters of Sesame Road and extra. The NPR Music youtube web page has 7 million subscribers and greater than 16 million month-to-month viewers, and continues to draw new audiences and viewers who’re obsessed with music and artist discovery.
“After I began the Tiny Desk sequence in April of 2008, I by no means imagined its impression. It is a thrill to see how NPR Music and the Tiny Desk have turn out to be such an enormous platform and that so many artists’ voices have been raised and shared with all types of music followers worldwide,” stated Boilen.
From 2020 to 2022, in response to ongoing social-distancing measures, NPR Music transitioned to Tiny Desk (residence) live shows. The distant units featured artists from all over the world, with the Tiny Desk similar spirit — stripped-down units in an intimate setting — whereas offering a singular look into the artistic areas of artists together with Lenny Kravitz, Roddy Ricch, Soiled Projectors, BEAM, Little Dragon, Soccer Mommy, Lianne La Havas, Child Rose and extra. The 1,000th live performance was recorded at NPR’s headquarters and marks three months of NPR efficiently returning to in-house Tiny Desks.
The impression of the Tiny Desk has been felt internally as properly, with spin-off sequence just like the Tiny Desk Contest, which is NPR’s annual seek for the following undiscovered artist, and its nationwide tour. The eight Contest winners have already established a powerful legacy, having obtained many accolades together with Grammys. The Tiny Desk additionally established an progressive partnership with GlobalFest that enables artists to carry out in an exciting on-line music competition from their respective locations all over the world.
About NPR Music:
For greater than a decade, NPR Music’s sturdy music journalism has engaged thousands and thousands of music followers from all genres with function tales, stay performances, cultural evaluation and interviews. Tasks embrace the Tiny Desk live performance sequence, Turning the Tables, the podcasts All Songs Thought-about, Alt Latino, and Louder Than a Riot; and Jazz Night time in America. NPR Music collaborates with NPR’s information magazines, public radio Member stations and the passionate listener neighborhood to have a good time distinctive music and uncover rising artists. Go to NPRMusic.org and join with NPR Music on Fb, Twitter, and Instagram.
Yanius Alvarado Matos, NPR Media Relations