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Gyptian Features in Tiny Desk Concert Series

Gyptian Features in Tiny Desk Concert Series

Gyptian Features in Tiny Desk Concert Series

By Karl Pearson on Friday, January 7, 2011 - 2 comments

Short acoustic set performed at NPR in Washington D.C.

Gyptian enjoyed a major resurgence last year even breaking into the mainstream with his global hit ‘Hold You’ and having just won Best Reggae Act at both the MOBO Awards in Britain and the Soul Train Music Awards for in the USA was invited along to the offices of NPR in Washington D.C as part of their Tiny Desk Concert series that gets artists to come in and perform a short acoustic set.

The short set that consisted of 'Hold You', 'Beautiful Lady’ and ‘Nah Let Go’ and went down well with Frank Kelley at the station saying “once he began singing, his relaxed, supple voice pulled any straggling doubters over to his side”. He went on to describe the occasion “Gyptian sang his songs mostly straight, throwing in vamps here and there. But he couldn't help dancing in his seat, as he made delicate, fluttery motions with his hands and rocked in rhythm. In an environment that can throw off even seasoned performers, Gyptian came off as confident and expressive. He even growled directly into the microphone to close out "Beautiful Lady”.

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Posted by MissMikelah on 01.07.2011
Nice!

Posted by Diana on 01.09.2011
Wow Gyptian you have an awsome voice... It sends shivers threw my body when i hear it love it don't ever stop singing..... It would be our loss of a great singer.

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