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'Hope, Rage And Cries For Help': 5 Essential Tiny Desk Concerts

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Monday June 08, 2020

From NPR

‘Hope, Rage And Cries For Help’: 5 Essential Tiny Desk Concerts
By: Bobby Carter

As a black man on the Tiny Desk team, I’ve always felt a responsibility to amplify black artistry. In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, the subsequent protests and the fight for legislative reform, I sit in this moment and reflect on how many artists have used their Tiny Desk concerts to express themselves, including songs of protest, cries for help, and messages of hope and rage.

As I rewatched “Bells (Ring Loudly)” from Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science’s Tiny Desk concert, the frustration and pain set in instantly and dozens of other shows came to mind.

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