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Beyoncé puts a conversation about Africa on the front line with her visual album Black Is King, which premiered on Disney+. Parkwood Entertainment/Disney + via AP hide caption

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Opinion: We Are Africans. Here's Our View Of Beyoncé's 'Black Is King'

Esther Ngumbi, a professor from Kenya, and Ifeanyi Nsofor, a doctor in Nigeria, react to the megastar's movie-length music video — and to criticism from other Africans.

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The 5 Best Southern Rap Tiny Desk Concerts

From Gucci Mane making Tiny Desk history as our first trap performer to Megan Thee Stallion repping Houston while headlining the very first Tiny Desk Fest, the South is legion at the Desk.

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Melanie Faye (Home) Concert

Melanie Faye stole the show during Masego's Tiny Desk concert, so we invited her to perform her own quarantine concert.

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Kate Davis (Home) Concert

One of our favorite indie rock lyricists performs a four-song concert for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.

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John Legend (Home) Concert

This four-song set for Tiny Desk's quarantine series is utter joy.

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Lyric Jones (Home) Concert

The Boston-born, Los Angeles-based rapper does it all in this performance for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.

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Thao Nguyen (Home) Concert

Thao is joined by two cellists in this remarkable set for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.

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Watch Lucinda Williams Play A Tiny Desk From Home

Lucinda Williams and her guitar mate, Stuart Mathis, set up shop for a Tiny Desk home concert at Thirty Tigers' headquarters in Nashville.

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Nilüfer Yanya (Home) Concert

After performing for us last year, Nilüfer Yanya rejoins the Tiny Desk team from afar, performing three works from her last album and debuting a new song.

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Tom Adams (Home) Concert

The singer and songwriter plays four new songs from his home in Cornwall, accompanied by a modular synthesizer and fronted by Adams' gifted falsetto.

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Lenny Kravitz (Home) Concert

The bohemian rock icon performs a Tiny Desk quarantine concert from his home in the Bahamas.

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Diana Gordon (Home) Concert

The singer-songwriter channels Whitney Houston, Alanis Morissette and The Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan in her Tiny Desk quarantine concert.

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Benny Sings (Home) Concert

The Dutch singer brings us into his home studio for this Tiny Desk quarantine concert.

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Tom Misch And Yussef Dayes (Home) Concert

This Tiny Desk quarantine concert features a guest appearance from guitarist John Mayer.

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Jacob Collier (Home) Concert

Watch four different Jacob Colliers perform simultaneously in the same studio in this unprecedented Tiny Desk quarantine concert.

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Roddy Ricch (Home) Concert

The chart-topping rapper and songwriter performs a Tiny Desk quarantine concert at West Coast Customs in Los Angeles.

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Arthur Jafa's Glorious Vision And Kanye West's Gilded Faith

Arthur Jafa, the celebrated artist, translates a new song from West into his own film-visual language, both elevating and transcending it.

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Chicano Batman (Home) Concert

The Alt.Latino favorite comes together virtually to perform a handful of songs from the band's latest album, Invisible People.

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Dirty Projectors (Home) Concert

The indie rock band performs four songs while quarantining in five separate homes.

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Trupa Trupa (Home) Concert

The Polish rock band performed a Tiny Desk quarantine concert in Gdańsk basement.

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Fabiano Do Nascimento (Home) Concert

The Brazilian-born guitarist performs a peace-inducing concert from his home in Los Angeles.