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Natu Camara: Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts

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Every January, I attend globalFEST at a New York City nightclub and see some of the most fantastic music I'll experience all year. Now, given the pandemic's challenges and the hardening of international borders, NPR Music and globalFEST moved the 2021 edition from the nightclub to your screen of choice and shared the festival with the world. We called it Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST. We presented 16 artists in intimate settings (often behind desks donning globes), all hosted by African superstar Angélique Kidjo.

From a studio space in Brooklyn, Guinean native Natu Camara mixes West African soul, rock and pop music. As a builder of inter-cultural bridges, Camara uses her songs to bring people together, weaving a tapestry of musical stories and visions of her beloved home. This performance took place during the second night of our 2021 festival. --globalFEST


  • "Ka Hirdé" - Intro

  • "Waa"

  • "Dimedi"

  • "Arabama di"


  • Natu Camara: vocals, acoustic & electric guitar

  • Lindsey Wilson: vocals

  • Oscar Debe: drums

  • Matthew Albeck: electric guitar

  • Kayode Kuti: bass

  • John F. Adams: keys

  • Gary Fritz: percussion


  • Producer: Baba Z. Buerger, Jamie Ambler

  • Video Director: Jamie Ambler

  • Audio: Baba Z. Buerger

  • Camera: Jamie Ambler, Felix Gamez

Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST


  • Producer: Bob Boilen

  • Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith

  • Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin

  • Tiny Production Team: Kara Frame

  • Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey

  • Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann


  • Co-Directors: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, and Bill Bragin

  • 2021 Curators: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, Bill Bragin, and Viviana Benitez

  • Event Producer: Ian Thake

  • Host: Angélique Kidjo

  • Social Media Manager: Valerie French

  • Publicity: Brendan Gilmartin, Chart Room Media

  • Legal Services: Tamizdat

  • Legal Services: Duane Morris

  • Producer: THE OFFICE performing arts + film

  • Video Production: MODEMA Studios

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