The five-time Grammy winner has mounted two operas at the Metropolitan Opera, which until 2021 had never staged a work by a Black composer. Hear him discuss the future of opera with Lara Downes.
The electronic producer and songwriter moves seamlessly in this jam-packed Tiny Desk.
The rap icon treated fans to an epic set featuring the best of her sprawling discography.
The drummer, singer and producer gives a virtuosic display of musicianship, lyricism and artistic innovation at the Tiny Desk.
The New Zealand band writes sparkling indie pop underpinned by empathy. At the Tiny Desk, you can hear that support and camaraderie in the band's stripped-down arrangements and dry banter.
This magical, four-song set is an Athens, Ga., insider's dream.
Tye Tribbett brings his high energy praise music to the Tiny Desk in a set of six inspiring songs.
It's hard to overstate the kindness and good-natured humor the U2 singer and guitarist brought to this set, where they performed reimagined songs from All That You Can't Leave Behind.
Watch the restless singer-songwriter in a set of penetrating new tunes, capped with a breathtaking love song.
The singer-songwriter has impressed us with her Tiny Desk Contest entries over the last few years; at the Desk, she brought confidence, a sense of belonging and a brilliant set of songs.
The duo performs a set of dark yet hopeful songs filled with haunting harmonies and unique rhythms.
Sánchez observes the world with a drummer's sensibilities. Here, he and his pals in Bad Hombre explore the rhythm of language in a set of tracks from Sánchez's latest album.
In his vintage Stetson, the Texas troubadour performed a set of songs that find new meaning in familiar country, folk and blues forms.
Ab-Soul's career is a prime example of how rap has grown over the past 50 years. For his Tiny Desk set, he hand-picked a live band and gave a display of raw honesty and next-level lyricism.
It's impossible to tell the history of Black people in America without the gospel, and Tamela Mann represented at NPR headquarters.