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Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST 2023 : NPR

For the third consecutive yr, NPR teamed up with globalFEST in January 2023 for an exhilarating on-line music competition we name Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST: three nights, 9 bands, and a world of musical traditions hosted by African pop star Angélique Kidjo. Now, we’re posting all of the units from our competition as particular person Tiny Desk (dwelling) live shows. To see the translations on these movies, please click on the ‘CC’ button.

Probably the most influential rock musician in China is Beijing-born multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist Cui Jian. The previous chief of Chinese language rock band Ado, Jian’s solo music is frequently embraced by new generations: his albums having bought greater than 10 million copies in Asia. The Wall Avenue Journal stated, “Cui Jian continues to be an inspiration for China’s disenchanted youth.” Nevertheless, Jian’s prime inspiration comes not from politics, however from private points. He stated, “I discuss critical issues in my coronary heart and folks’s lives, together with, in fact, love. However, principally it is about Chinese language tradition, the trendy tradition. They are not political songs. It is simply the reality, the trendy reality. I discuss our life in China.”


  • “Faux Monk”
  • “Go On”
  • “Wild within the Snow”


  • Cui Jian: lead vocals, guitar
  • Liu Yuan: saxophone
  • Eddie Randriamampionona: guitar
  • Liu Yue: bass 
  • Lu Chao: drums
  • Gao Xing: hand percussion
  • Wu Na: Chinese language guqin
  • Zhou Tian: vocals
  • Li Yanan: vocals


  • Artwork Director: Cui Jian
  • Govt Producer: Yoyo
  • Govt Director: Ken Deng
  • Dwell Music Recording Engineer: Li Feng
  • Dwell Music Supervisor: Wang Zheng
  • Dwell Recordist: Zheng Xiaofei
  • Program: Wang Zheng
  • Dwell Monitor Sound Engineer: Xu Xuan
  • Audio Tools Coordinator: Wang Chaojie
  • Sound Mixing/Mastering: Li Make
  • Musician Assistants: Yang Haitao, Gao Shuo
  • Videographers: Ken Deng, Li Bingwei, Xu Zhu, Li Qianpeng, Jiao Mingjie, Jin Siwei 
  • Assistant: He Chang
  • Gaffer: Solar Qunliang
  • Assistant: Solar Xujie, Cao Yawei, Wang Xinqiao, Cao Junfei
  • Coordinator: Wang Zebin, Sira 
  • Particular because of East Shore Jazz Membership


  • Inventive Director: Bob Boilen 
  • Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin 
  • Sequence Producer: Bobby Carter 
  • Modifying: Joshua Bryant
  • Tiny Desk Crew: Marissa Lorusso, Hazel Cills, Ashley Pointer


  • Co-Administrators: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer and Invoice Bragin
  • 2023 Curators: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, Invoice Bragin and Meera Dugal
  • Occasion Producer: Ian Thake
  • Host: Angélique Kidjo
  • Authorized Providers: Tamizdat
  • Authorized Providers: Duane Morris
  • Video Manufacturing: Karim Tabbaa


  • The Mellon Basis
  • The Nationwide Endowment for the Arts
  • NYC Division of Cultural Affairs


  • Ken Umezaki
  • Fabian Alsultany
  • Steven Kirkpatrick
  • David Komar
Rafael Gomes de Azevedo
Rafael Gomes de Azevedo
He started his career as a columnist, contributing to the staff of a local blog. His articles with amusing views on everyday situations in the news soon became one of the main features of the current editions of the blog. For the divergences of thought about which direction the blog would follow. He left and founded three other great journalistic blogs,, and With a certain passion for writing, holder of a versatile talent, in addition to coordinating, directing, he writes fantastic scripts quickly, he likes to say that he writes for a select group of enthusiasts in love with serious and true writing.


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