Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

Noura Mint Seymali: Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST 2023

Monday, January 30, 2023

Noura Mint Seymali conjures a full blown sandstorm of hypnotic grooves, melding traditional Mauritanian instruments within an electrified psychedelic rock band.

Comment

Khadija El Warzazia's Bnat el Houariyat & Esraa Warda: Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST

Monday, January 30, 2023

Khadija El Warzazia's Bnat el Houariyat & Esraa Warda is a pairing composed entirely of women artists.

Comment

Justin Adams and Mauro Durante: Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST 2023

Monday, January 30, 2023

Justin Adams & Mauro Durante's music moves from serene minimalism to wild catharsis.

Comment

Taraf de Caliu: Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST 2023

Monday, January 30, 2023

Taraf de Caliu are the last generation of "lăutari" that carry on this authentic traditional music from southern Romania, the music that defined them as one of the best gypsy bands in the world.

Comment

Moonlight Benjamin: Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST 2023

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Moonlight Benjamin describes her music as a blend of vodou and rock and roll.

Comment

Bia Ferreira: Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST 2023

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Bia Ferreira is a Brazilian singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and activist. Her music discusses topics such as feminism, anti-racism and homophobia.

Comment

Septeto Santiaguero: Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST 2023

Sunday, January 29, 2023

The group preserves and pays homage to one of Cuba's most important musical forms, with a vitality demonstrating that the septeto tradition is still fresh and alive in Santiago de Cuba today.

Comment

Cui Jian: Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST 2023

Saturday, January 28, 2023

The former leader of Chinese rock band Ado, Jian's solo music is continually embraced by new generations.

Comment

Dakh Daughters: Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST 2023

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Dakh Daughters create an atmosphere of a French saloon, where Mireille Mathieu befriends Marilyn Manson.

Comment

Tiny Desk meets globalFEST: Taraf de Caliu, Noura Mint Seymali and more

Thursday, January 26, 2023

For the third year, Tiny Desk concerts team up with globalFEST for a thrilling online music festival — Tiny Desk meets globalFEST.

Comment

Tiny Desk meets globalFEST: Septeto Santiaguero, Bia Ferreira, Moonlight Benjamin

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

For the third year, Tiny Desk concerts team up with globalFEST for a thrilling online music festival — Tiny Desk meets globalFEST.

Comment

Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST 2023: Dakh Daughters, Khadija El Warzazia, Cui Jian

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

For the third year, Tiny Desk concerts team up with globalFEST for a thrilling online music festival — Tiny Desk meets globalFEST.

Comment

Jake Blount: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, January 06, 2023

The young proponent of traditional music brought a talented band, his astonishing imagination and a selection of what he calls "Black folk music from the future" to the Tiny Desk.

Comment

The Smile: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

The band creates a surreal atmosphere at the Tiny Desk, reimagining the sonically adventurous sounds of A Light for Attracting Attention.

Comment

NPR Music 2022 Staff Picks: Bob Boilen

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

The All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk host shares his favorite albums and songs of 2022.

Comment

The A's: Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday, December 01, 2022

The duo, featuring Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath and Daughter of Swords' Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, gives a playful, fun-filled performance of sublime songs.

Comment

Horace Andy: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Friday, November 18, 2022

Horace Andy performs in his signature raspy, gruff tenor from the living room of producer Adrian Sherwood.

Comment

Lizzy McAlpine: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Lizzy McAlpine produces a quiet, cinematic set with just a few guitars and expressive vocal harmonies.

Comment

Angélique Kidjo: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, September 12, 2022

The inspiring Angélique Kidjo graces the Tiny Desk for our 1,000th concert.

Comment

ADG7: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 19, 2022

The nine-piece band filled the room with joy and a sound that's unique in Tiny Desk history, mixing shamanistic ritual sounds with Korean folk songs.

Comment