Watch Givēon, Meshell Ndegeocello, KeiyaA perform ‘Tiny Desk’s

For the R&B week of NPR Music’s Black History Month programming.

NPR Music has shared three more Tiny Desk performances for Black History Month, this time featuring R&B artists Givēon, Meshell Ndegeocello and KeiyaA.

The three sets were part of the broadcaster and media brand’s Black History Month programming, which features Black artists spanning different genres and generations over the course of four weeks.

Backed by a five-piece band, Givēon performed against a backdrop of projected music video stills as he sang “The Beach,” “Like I Want You” and When it’s All Said and Done cut “Stuck on You.”


KeiyaA, just like Givēon, was also assisted by an ensemble of musicians for her performance. Sporting light-up candle-shaped earrings, the singer flamboyantly delivered the four-track setlist from Brooklyn recording studio Electric Garden.

Meanwhile, Ndegeocello opted for a more intimate setting. The black-and-white recording finds her performing in a tiny room alongside longtime guitarist Chris Bruce. The 12-minute-long set also included a poignant spoken word version of the originally funky track “Plantation Lullabies,” and musings on the influence of James Baldwin.

NPR’s Black History Month Tiny Desk programming began with jazz performances by JLCO Septet with Wynton Marsalis, Immanuel Wilkins and Melanie Charles. It will next feature performances by hip hop artists such as Rick Ross and 2 Chainz, before concluding with a wildcard week. See the full line-up here.


Watch the R&B Tiny Desk performances below.


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