Sudan Archives Offers Intimate NPR Tiny Desk Concert Performance

Featuring a new arrangement for “Confessions.”

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NPR has shared the Tiny Desk Concert set of Sudan Archives.

Filmed on March 11 — just days after the cancellation of SXSW 2020 due to the coronavirus — the performance offers a more intimate vibe as the NPR crowd followed social distancing rules. Sudan Archives arrived with violinist Jessica McJunkins, violist Dominic Johnson and cellist Khari Joyner, playing a new arrangement for “Confessions” followed by fellow Athena cut “Glorious” and the 2018 track “Nont For Sale.”

“After the Sudan Archives concert, I optimistically went about setting up for a string quartet plus an eight-person choir and two vocal soloists, plus harp and conductor,” Josh Rogosin told Bob Boilen. “About halfway through my set-up, our boss gathered us around the Tiny Desk and made the painful but obvious decision. No more Tiny Desks until further notice.”

Boilen continued, “Three months later, things are not looking much better. I miss it madly. There will be Tiny Desk concerts again and the celebration will be joyous. We’ll do it as soon as it feels safe. Stay tuned and enjoy the nearly 1,000 concerts in our archives.”

Stream Sudan Archives’ NPR Tiny Desk Concert above.

Elsewhere in music, Arca and Rosalía linked up for a new single “KLK.”

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