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Watch Snarky Puppy’s Funk-Fueled ‘Tiny Desk Concert’

Watch Snarky Puppy’s Funk-Fueled ‘Tiny Desk Concert’

Watch Snarky Puppy's Funk-Fueled 'Tiny Desk Concert'
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A potent and polyrhythmic Tiny Desk debut.

Snarky Puppy is the latest guest on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. For the Grammy-winning ensemble’s debut, they packed nine bodies behind Bob Boilen’s corner of the office, performing “Xavi” and “Tarova” off their last two albums.

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In between songs, bandleader and bassist, Michael League, insisted the cameras turn on the too-easy-to-forget Tiny Desk crowddirecting one half of the audience to clap to a 3/4 count, while the other half holds a clap to a more traditional 4/4, effectively creating a polyrhythm for the band to play around (a Tiny Desk first, by this writer’s count.)

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The band’s performance follows recent installments of the series with Summer Walker, Ari Lennox, Damian Marley, The-Dream, and more.

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Watch Snarky Puppy’s funk-fueled Tiny Desk Concert performance below and jump back to revisit previous episodes of the series.


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