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Two artists from New Orleans had been represented on the “Desk of the Day” of NPR Music’s Tiny Desk competitors final week

Two artists from New Orleans were represented at the “Desk of the Day” of NPR Music's Tiny Desk competition last week

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – With the deadline approaching for musicians to submit their video submissions for the 11:59 p.m. deadline tomorrow night (Eastern Time), the 2021 NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest has some of their top submissions this week as part of it shown featured a “Desk of the Day series”.

Last week, two New Orleans acts got an early swing when they were featured on NPR social media accounts for Desk of the Day.

Today’s artist is LeTrainiump (aka LeTrainiump Richard), a New Orleans singer, composer, and producer who mixes modern pop with 1990s-2000s R&B. See how LeTrainiump made his Tiny Desk contribution with his band and New Orleans hip-hop artist Alfred Banks with his video for “Lost?” below.

The People Museum, a New Orleans pop band that blends big beats and big brass with electronic sounds, was also voted Desk of the Day earlier this week. In their video for “Bible Belt”, the band squeezes into a very small space in order to produce a wall of sound. Check it out below!

In 2008, NPR Music began hosting miniature gigs from original bands and artists at a “small desk” in their offices to host a series of concerts that felt intimate and focused on the art of song making. They posted the appearances on YouTube and the shows quickly became a viral sensation.

In an effort to promote undiscovered original music, NPR Music began hosting the Tiny Desk Contest in 2014, which accepted open submissions from artists around the world. The winners will be featured on the All Things Considered radio show and invited to film an appearance at NPR headquarters in Washington DC

In the past, the New Orleans band Tank and the Bangas became known to the national audience when they won the 2017 competition.

You can view all of this year’s submissions here.

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