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(From left) Philadelphia's Max Swan, Kingsley Ibeneche and Ellen Siberian Tiger bring their music to life in breathtaking videos. YouTube hide caption

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Slingshot Scenes: 10 Must-Watch Music Videos From Philadelphia

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Philadelphia's musicians wouldn't be able to take center stage without an equally robust community of directors and videographers to imaginatively document the work.

Alejandro Escovedo performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Jan. 16, 2019 (Claire Harbage/NPR). Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Alejandro Escovedo

The veteran rocker and a backup band from Italy play songs from their album The Crossing, chronicling an American Dream of rock and roll and Beat poetry.

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Nao

The U.K.-based singer-songwriter takes the Tiny Desk on a cosmic journey through her Saturn return.

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Tiny Desk Family Hour: John Paul White

The former Civil Wars star performed a new song that even makes his kids cry.

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Tiny Desk Family Hour: Cautious Clay

The Brooklyn-based artist, in addition to offering up an impeccable vocal performance, brought perhaps the only flute solo of SXSW 2019 to NPR Music's Tiny Desk Family Hour.

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Tiny Desk Family Hour: Gaelynn Lea

The former Tiny Desk Contest winner brought the crowd to its collective feet.

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Kaia Kater

Multi-hyphenate artist Kaia Kater uses the architecture of roots music, which she studied in West Virginia, to establish a simultaneous dialogue with both the present moment and her own past.

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Leikeli47

The artist came to the Tiny Desk masked up, as always, the better to catch a glimpse of her soul.

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Meg Myers

Myers replaces her album's roaring electric guitars and electronics with a pulsing string quartet, piano and brushed drums — and uncorks a cover of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill."

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Phony Ppl

The Brooklynites stand out for their inventive and seamless blend of jazz, R&B and hip-hop.

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10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Listen to some newfound favorites, including an epic piano anthem by Florence + The Machine, an acoustic drive-by ballad from Oshima Brothers plus Kehlani's sassy new dance-floor bop.

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Zaytoven

The Atlanta trap super-producer and son of a preacher man saved the day with a soulful Tiny Desk.