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Tiny Desk

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.

Several Vocalo friends and In Rotation artists have entered the contest for NPR’s famed Tiny Desk concert series. Check out who’s repping Chicago here …

The Free Nationals and Anderson .Paak make their triumphant return to the Tiny Desk along with some other special guests.

The collaboration-loving bassist said “It’s hard to see clearly through the pain of losing him,” when asked about the death of close friend Mac Miller. That loss permeates his fourth studio album.

The Iranian-Swedish singer draws her musical cues from Brandy and Sade while racking up a list of collaborators such as Vince Staples, James Fauntleroy and, most recently, Pharrell Williams.

Backed by a band assembled just for this occasion, the breakthrough pop icon performs three joyfully showy songs from Cuz I Love You.