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

Benjamin Booker performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 24, 2017. (Claire Harbage/NPR) Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Benjamin Booker

Benjamin Booker has a deeply tender voice that, at times, can feel like a whisper But it always cuts to the heart.

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Now, Now

The band has new tools in its arsenal, but even in a stripped-down Tiny Desk performance, its focus on tiny moments between people just outside of love is as sharp as ever.

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Aminé

The Portland artist with the most mispronounced name in hip-hop puts on an unforgettable performance.

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The Mynabirds

Singer Laura Burhenn is joined by Jessica Lea Mayfield and the Umoja Choir for songs inspired by the political and cultural upheaval of 2016.

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Ani DiFranco

With the help of a backing band that includes Ivan Neville and Jenny Scheinman, the iconic singer-songwriter plays three songs from across her tough and uncompromising career.

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Wyclef Jean

The hip-hop statesman walked through our doors greeting and charming anyone within arm's reach. Once in front of an audience, he was in attack mode, including a unique rendition of his signature hit.

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Nate Smith + KINFOLK

The drums take center stage at this Tiny Desk. Watch veteran jazz percussionist Nate Smith dazzle the NPR audience in a transfixing performance.

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Gracie and Rachel

Gracie And Rachel mix piano pop with darker, classic violin arrangements to make songs full of mystery and tension. They're joined in this Tiny Desk performance by percussionist Richard Watts.

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The Roots Feat. Bilal

Yes, it happened. Black Thought, Questlove and the entire crew packed in behind the Tiny Desk to perform a new song called "It Ain't Fair."

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Natalia LaFourcade

The Grammy-nominated singer's Tiny Desk is an ode to a magical time in Mexican popular music.

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Japanese Breakfast

For this Tiny Desk concert, Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner replaced her gauzy synths with a string quartet. The result is something to behold.

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Shabazz Palaces

Hip-hop's otherworldly lot touches down on Bob Boilen's desk for some Afrofuturistic mind travel.

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The Perceptionists

Watch hip-hop veterans Mr. Lif and Akrobatik team up behind the Tiny Desk.

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Thundercat

Thundercat is willing and able to shape-shift to fit into just about any box you show him, but he won't stay in there for long.

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Hanson

Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson just celebrated their 25th anniversary as a band. To celebrate, watch them perform three of their post-"MMMBop" career highlights.