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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series Presents: Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley (Video)

Those who know already know: Jr. Gong can go! Not leaning on the Marley name or legacy, rather he is upholding it! Watch a small sample of his doing so above.

Watch Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley play “Slave Mill,” “So a Child May Follow” and “Speak Life” at the Tiny Desk.
– NPR Music


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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series Presents: Erykah Badu (Video)

Robert Glasper did mention Erykah Badu in that last scorcher interview he did. Fellow Texan. And she is well beyond worthy on ‘honorable mention.’ See her Tiny Desk Concert performance for a reminder if you need one; or even if you don’t!

Erykah Badu is an artist for the ages. To old-school jazz fans like myself, names like Nina Simone, Betty Carter and Shirley Horn come to mind as much as Billie Holiday because of Badu’s singular approach to a lyric. They all cut their own creative path and left behind a legacy that you can identify with just one note. Erykah Badu is on that same path, and one day her name will be mentioned along with the other Elders who share her spirit of musical adventure.
Felix Contreras, NPR

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