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Watch Daughter Of Swords Play The Tiny Desk

Alexandra Sauser-Monnig returns to the Tiny Desk with her band Daughter of Swords, showcasing new music as well as songs from 2019's gorgeous Dawnbreaker album.

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Watch Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani Play The Tiny Desk

The harpsichord is alive and well. Watch Mahan Esfahani give the first solo harpsichord recital at the Tiny Desk, playing music that spans over 250 years.

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The Pop Ups (Home) Concert

For "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day," The Pop Ups save the earth from an asteroid, explain sound waves through a sing-a-long and a keytar, and encourage us all to invent and create.

Uganda's Bobi Wine, left, and Puerto Rico's Bad Bunny have released songs about the coronavirus. Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images; John Parra/Getty Images for Spotify hide caption

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Bad Bunny And Bobi Wine Are Among The Global Artists Singing About Coronavirus

They're using music to raise awareness about COVID-19 — and how to reduce its spread. Researchers say that songs can help transmit important information during a disease outbreak.

Kendrick Lamar in 2013. "Money Trees," from Lamar's 2012 album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, is a song "that consumes the oxygen and alters the ultra-violet," writes Jeff Weiss. Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar's 'Money Trees' Is A Time Machine

A song from the rapper's landmark album good kid, m.A.A.d city, produced by DJ Dahi, is built around an atmospheric sample. For one writer, it's a portal back to a night out in L.A. in 2015.

Spinning records backwards was once condemned as satanic. But when DJ Dahi reverses samples — or alters his voice — to produce hits for the likes of Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar or Childish Gambino, it's a ministry of texture and sound. NPR hide caption

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DJ Dahi Unpacks His Spiritual Samples for Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar

When DJ Dahi reverses samples — or alters his voice — to produce hits for the likes of Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar or Childish Gambino, it's a ministry of texture and sound.

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Lang Lang (Home) Concert

Watch the superstar pianist at home in Shanghai, China, play a soothing Chopin Nocturne and Bach you can dance to.