Don't see the video above? Click here. When the intrepid string quartet known as Brooklyn Rider first visited the Tiny Desk nine years ago, no one knew what the musicians might play. They're as likely to trot out an Asian folk tune as they are a string quartet by Beethoven , or one of their own compositions. For this visit though, we knew exactly what was on tap. The band, fronted by the smoky-voiced Magos Herrera and backed by percussionist Mathias Kunzli, performed three songs from the album Dreamers , a collection steeped in Latin American traditions. The versatile Mexican singer, who has never sounded more expressive, notes that these songs emerge from struggle. Gilberto Gil 's bossa nova-inspired "Eu vim da Bahia" is a tribute to his home state....
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Magos Herrera and Brooklyn Rider: Tiny Desk Concert