Posts Tagged ‘performance’

Tiny Desk Concerts

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

If you don’t know of them already, I’d like to draw your attention to NPR’s tiny desk concerts! These are fabulous, intimate concerts at the desk of Bob Boilen, host of All Songs Considered.  The recordings showcase a variety of artists and the casual stripped down atmosphere offers very unique performances.

This is talent — when you can hold court and captivate with the barest of instruments, a few voices perhaps, nothing fancy.

One of my favourites so far is K’Naan. These acoustic versions of his songs offer a more intimate, contemplative flavour. Waving Flag is the official song of the World Cup 2010  and it has been re-recorded by Canadian artists in support of Haiti (you can find it here), but I still like this version the best.

Other Tiny Desks Concerts worth checking out:

The Swell Season

Raphael Saadiq

Rodrigo y Gabriela

~ Lurgs