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Tiny Desk Live performance : NPR

Tiny Desk Live performance : NPR


One of many many musical manifestations of the historical past of Latin America is the arrival of the European accordion. And within the palms of Colombian musician Gregorio Uribe, the accordion is each a melodic and rhythmic marvel. As he launches into “Damasco” together with his two musical companions, Jonathan Gomez on percussion and Andres Garcia on bass, pictures of the plush Colombian countryside push by the brilliant melodies of the accordion and Uribe’s impassioned vocals.

The efficiency is an explosion of each folkloric vallenato and cumbia and, as Uribe explains, the vigorous rhythms can typically defy the seriousness of the lyrics — he describes “Atlas” as an existential disaster set to a really danceable rhythm. “Media Naranja” explodes right into a percussive jam session and “Ay Leonardo” evolves right into a joyful singalong as Uribe demonstrates how the spirit of Colombian folks music turns into common in the correct palms.


  • “Damasco”
  • “Atlas”
  • “Media Naranja”
  • “Ay Leonardo”


  • Gregorio Uribe: accordion, vocals
  • Jonathan Gomez: percussion, vocals
  • Andres Garcia: bass, vocals


  • Producer: Felix Contreras
  • Director/Editor: Joshua Bryant
  • Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin
  • Inventive Director: Bob Boilen
  • Sequence Producer: Bobby Carter
  • Videographers: Joshua Bryant, Kara Body, Maia Stern
  • Audio Assistant: Josephine Nyounai
  • Manufacturing Assistant: Ashley Pointer
  • Photographer: Estefania Mitre
  • Tiny Desk Workforce: Suraya Mohamed, Hazel Cills
  • VP, Visuals and Music: Keith Jenkins
  • Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann



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