Sevana: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit - stripped-down sets, an intimate setting - just a different space.
Abby O'Neill | January 26, 2021
These days it's nice to have an audience cheer you on, even if it's just the lighting crew. Burgeoning Jamaican soul singer Sevana and her six-piece band shot and recorded this Tiny Desk (home) concert at the Kingston Creative Hub back in September 2020 (the interludes you'll hear about the pandemic are reflective of that time). Sevana, a member of Protoje's In.Digg.Nation collective, showcases her vocal range by jumping delicately between traditional R&B, Caribbean gospel and soul, with touches of reggae interspersed.
Sevana was nervous for this shoot, but her humility and honesty shone through. On "Blessed," an infectious ode about the miracle of life and faith, she welcomes us with open arms into her church and demonstrates the wide range of her multi-octave voice. She closes out the four-song set with her most recognizable tune, "Mango," a dancehall-influenced love song. These Tropical percussive vibes are sure to send a surge of warmth and joy out to the masses, especially for all of those immersed in below-freezing temperatures in the dead of winter.
"If You Only Knew"
"Be Somebody"
Sevana: vocals
Nicolas Groskoef: electric guitar
Almando 'Mundo Don' Douglas: electric guitar
Jean- Andre Lawrence: samples, effect
Rhoan Johnson: keys
Kawain Williamson: bass
Mark Reid: percussion
Video: Yoram Savion Jik-Reuben Pringle Dennis Fyffe Shanice Mitchell Travis-John "Habibi" Bailey
Audio: Fumiaki "Superman" Ogata, Whitson Williams, Keinotain Johnson, STT Entertainment and Production
Producer: Abby O'Neill
Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Associate Producer: Bobby Carter
Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Kara Frame, Maia Stern
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann


  1. Eduardo Menezes
    Eduardo Menezes
    2 dagen geleden

    we luv you so much

  2. Gabrielle Scott
    Gabrielle Scott
    2 dagen geleden


  3. kentaro kobayashi
    kentaro kobayashi
    3 dagen geleden

    Beautiful Tune

  4. kentaro kobayashi
    kentaro kobayashi
    3 dagen geleden


  5. Kadeen Henry
    Kadeen Henry
    3 dagen geleden

    This band is 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 This entire video is 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  6. carlos rosales rojas
    carlos rosales rojas
    3 dagen geleden

    Radiant creature - Fly

  7. Hepzel Castro
    Hepzel Castro
    3 dagen geleden

    Great performance !!! Great Voice wow

  8. Hazel Miller
    Hazel Miller
    4 dagen geleden

    Very unique her

  9. She Got the flavor The PEACH
    She Got the flavor The PEACH
    4 dagen geleden

    Been waiting 🔥

  10. Lexi Frame
    Lexi Frame
    4 dagen geleden

    not me crying by 2:34. thank you for all of your talents 🔆

  11. D- money
    D- money
    4 dagen geleden

    This is some pure, pretty, talented chocolate🤩 woo🤯👏🏾👏🏾

  12. Jaygoesin
    5 dagen geleden

    NpR I am so grateful for this one right here! Now we just need a Mortimer, a wizkid and Curren$y concert then we are set !

  13. Arami Walker Music
    Arami Walker Music
    5 dagen geleden

    Such a beautiful timbre of voice and range! Stunning band and performance! Stay blessed

  14. flowerrchilddx chase
    flowerrchilddx chase
    5 dagen geleden

    This is like one of my top favorite tiny desks

  15. Timon & Pumba
    Timon & Pumba
    6 dagen geleden

    Very nice work great people, thanks Фор some good new sounds, which are creating a wonderfull music 😀👍

  16. Mercinara Santos
    Mercinara Santos
    6 dagen geleden

    MUSICOS TELENTOSOS E CANTORA LINDA VOZ..VALEU..💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝🙏🙏💋💋💋💋💋

  17. dununfolette16
    6 dagen geleden

    You just gave me so much joy! Today was a bad day, but not anymore! Thank you so so much!

  18. Tyniah Haddon
    Tyniah Haddon
    6 dagen geleden

    Thank you sooo much for sharing!!!

  19. tibrian17
    6 dagen geleden

    What a voice, what a beauty, she's perfect...😍

  20. Charisse C
    Charisse C
    7 dagen geleden

    Beautiful music 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 by beautiful people. Peace and positive vibes. Looking forward to more music from you.

  21. Chioma Fit
    Chioma Fit
    7 dagen geleden

    I adore her!! I’m literally catching up on all these concerts.

  22. Willie Wright
    Willie Wright
    7 dagen geleden

    beautiful set..........sooo blessed

  23. The Smiling Wolf
    The Smiling Wolf
    7 dagen geleden

    Nervous but sings beautiful anyway !

  24. Melanin Baby
    Melanin Baby
    7 dagen geleden

    So excited , so excited , I LOVE Sevana

  25. Dayna Dillon
    Dayna Dillon
    7 dagen geleden

    I was so excited to see this!!!!!

  26. Natalie L
    Natalie L
    8 dagen geleden

    Sevana literally has one of the smoothest voices I've ever heard. Pure beauty! Respect!!!

  27. Walton Edwards
    Walton Edwards
    8 dagen geleden

    Savana you are class above the rest, love your music...

  28. Elisa B
    Elisa B
    8 dagen geleden


  29. Fyah Lawd
    Fyah Lawd
    9 dagen geleden

    Jahmiel and Jada would be good for this platform. Just my thoughts.

  30. shadan1717
    9 dagen geleden

    Good lawd that girl sangin mann the band on Be Somebody wow

  31. BeAstStatus100
    11 dagen geleden


    12 dagen geleden

    BLESSED!! Yuh betta sing goodie!!!

  33. Jones Freire
    Jones Freire
    12 dagen geleden

    It had been a while since I heard such a good sound. Congratulations Sevana and Banda!

  34. Bryan Royes
    Bryan Royes
    12 dagen geleden

    PURE Talent

  35. Raquel R. de Miranda
    Raquel R. de Miranda
    13 dagen geleden


  36. Sky Maxwell
    Sky Maxwell
    14 dagen geleden

    Dis need crowddddd

  37. Bree Tree
    Bree Tree
    14 dagen geleden

    Pure Goddess!!!!!!! We love you Sevana!!!!!!!!!

  38. Kuk's
    14 dagen geleden

    Omg I am speechless, that blessed song took me out! Pure talent. One of my favorite artist

  39. Luis Felipe Sepulveda Lizana
    Luis Felipe Sepulveda Lizana
    14 dagen geleden

    Excellent singer! She's one of a kind.

  40. M E
    M E
    14 dagen geleden

    Perfection. This is what paradise looked and sounded like. She just united is with love.

  41. musicalfriends
    15 dagen geleden

    Nuf niceness sistren!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💚💛❤️👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  42. Kavarly Arnold
    Kavarly Arnold
    15 dagen geleden

    Easily my favorite personality. Such talent and authenticity.

  43. Lari Garcia
    Lari Garcia
    15 dagen geleden

    Gente!! Que maravilhosa❤️❤️❤️

  44. Germanopolis polis
    Germanopolis polis
    15 dagen geleden

    Love this sensual goddess

  45. Mapalo Media
    Mapalo Media
    15 dagen geleden

    Can't wait to see a zambian artist 🇿🇲❤️

  46. Tilt Hat Visuals
    Tilt Hat Visuals
    15 dagen geleden

    Somebody forgot to set the white balance.

  47. TONE Scott
    TONE Scott
    16 dagen geleden

    Need more physical media from her (CD, Vinyl, Cassette); Discogs isn't showing much. Incredible artist, (and this is coming from a seasoned professional opinion - no holds barred). She would do so well in the market at the moment.

  48. Федор Столяров
    Федор Столяров
    16 dagen geleden

    So cool😇👏

  49. Sashae Cunningham
    Sashae Cunningham
    16 dagen geleden

    I love her complexion

  50. Cristian Armand
    Cristian Armand
    16 dagen geleden

    Sevana you are the best! love from Argentina

  51. Princess Zola
    Princess Zola
    16 dagen geleden

    She may be the prettiest girl I have seen wow

  52. Mellissa Preville
    Mellissa Preville
    17 dagen geleden

    I am obsessed with her. Her voice, her style, her beauty, her vibe, gosh! She's sunshine!

  53. Icet Ismay
    Icet Ismay
    17 dagen geleden

    MANGO!!! :) :) :)

  54. carolina lofrano
    carolina lofrano
    18 dagen geleden

    Wonderfull voice!

  55. Albert Elias
    Albert Elias
    18 dagen geleden

    Shes a dream on the heaven ✨

  56. Ty W
    Ty W
    18 dagen geleden

    Thank you NPR for introducing me to her! New fan 🙌🏽

  57. kate cee
    kate cee
    18 dagen geleden

    There Goes The GODDESS

  58. Gregory Stewart
    Gregory Stewart
    19 dagen geleden

    Can't get pass that freestyle though... This is like my 100th time repeating just to listen to that freestyle... Sevana, I hope you know and realize how great you are. Blessings be upon you always...

  59. Gregory Stewart
    Gregory Stewart
    19 dagen geleden

    Sevana, me love you like East Indian mango...

  60. School girl Breee
    School girl Breee
    19 dagen geleden

    yuh nuh stink like jankro, yow mi 8 r lol

    1. Tempest 89
      Tempest 89
      10 dagen geleden

      Whats jankro tho

  61. Lawrence Jackson
    Lawrence Jackson
    19 dagen geleden

    Pretty brown sugar with a golden smile and voice ❣️💪🏾

  62. The Connected Self
    The Connected Self
    19 dagen geleden

    I'm sooooo blessed!!!!

  63. Robert Carvalho
    Robert Carvalho
    21 dag geleden


  64. Eriana tilsb
    Eriana tilsb
    21 dag geleden

    Perfeita Sevana! São Princesas Maravilhosas: Lila Iké, Sevana, Jaz Elise e Naomi Cowan.

  65. Cayla Carr
    Cayla Carr
    21 dag geleden


  66. Owa Undi
    Owa Undi
    21 dag geleden

    Thank you so much! Black/inigennous from Brazil! I heard yor message!

  67. Brian Willliston
    Brian Willliston
    21 dag geleden

    Big up Sev. Love your voice. My little 16 month old love yours songs, cant go a day without hearing Noboby Man.

  68. MOVES FOR DAYES Entertainment
    MOVES FOR DAYES Entertainment
    21 dag geleden

    Oh So Beautiful!!💐🌹🌺 voice of an angel

  69. Ronnie Ferguson
    Ronnie Ferguson
    21 dag geleden

    Wicked Sevana love the "cool reggae vibes created by you and the guys in the band. Look forward to hearing more of your songs & ting !

  70. Doris Hartley
    Doris Hartley
    22 dagen geleden

    This is the highlight of my day 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲

  71. Lú
    22 dagen geleden

    Jeeeez My favorite voice❤️

  72. Daniela Parra
    Daniela Parra
    22 dagen geleden


  73. Teresa McCoy
    Teresa McCoy
    22 dagen geleden

    👍😊💞 Love her

  74. Thii
    22 dagen geleden


  75. Mercy'Grace D.
    Mercy'Grace D.
    22 dagen geleden

    SEVANA you're a SUPERSTAR. NPR Come on next in line is NAOMI &, JAZ ELISE let's do this then you do the COMBO/ MASH UP WITH LILA IKE 4 JAMAICAN QUEENS I am WAITING with the WORLD

  76. Ayesha Michelle
    Ayesha Michelle
    23 dagen geleden


  77. flowerrchilddx chase
    flowerrchilddx chase
    23 dagen geleden

    this is too good.

  78. Sis Raye
    Sis Raye
    23 dagen geleden

    Sis said she was nervous and killed it!! See that’s probably why I can’t sing cause The Most High knows if I had a voice like that you couldn’t tell me nothing 😂

  79. Risa Mondragon
    Risa Mondragon
    23 dagen geleden

    She makes me smile. Beautiful music

  80. Elke Jeurissen
    Elke Jeurissen
    23 dagen geleden

    Omg this is perfect antidote to a lockdown pandemic... 💋❤️💃

  81. warner law
    warner law
    23 dagen geleden


  82. esistderTausendsassa
    23 dagen geleden

    Simply good

  83. Ansgar Hufnagel
    Ansgar Hufnagel
    23 dagen geleden

    love it !

  84. Bruno Mendonça
    Bruno Mendonça
    24 dagen geleden

    so happy to see this concert happening, she was my favorite discovery of 2020.

  85. Stella Tatola
    Stella Tatola
    24 dagen geleden

    Thank you for being here for US 2021 here still listening!

  86. Ashleigh Hutchinson-Slowley
    Ashleigh Hutchinson-Slowley
    24 dagen geleden

    I love that this is what reggae sounds like in 2021. I'm here for all of it!

  87. Queenceba29
    25 dagen geleden

    When I first clicked on this I had no idea who this was. She sang and I assumed she was American because for whatever reason many singers sound American when they sing then she started I said oh! We got an island girl! Cool! Then I read the comments and see she's Jamaican. Big up Jamaica! This sista is 🔥!👏🏾👏🏾

  88. Latoya Jones
    Latoya Jones
    25 dagen geleden

    Beautiful creation 😍 ❤ 🙏🏾

  89. Tiana Mae
    Tiana Mae
    26 dagen geleden


  90. Amy Olutade
    Amy Olutade
    26 dagen geleden

    loooove this lady!

  91. Shakera Rowe
    Shakera Rowe
    26 dagen geleden

    This should have been longer, every minute was worth my time and lady I appreciated this very much. Good job!!!

  92. Go Jojo
    Go Jojo
    27 dagen geleden

    We love Sevana!!! ❤️❤️❤️✨

  93. TerryRenee
    27 dagen geleden

    Love this

  94. Lexi
    27 dagen geleden


  95. Tariqn826
    27 dagen geleden

    Love Sevana !! She the next superstar best of luck sis

  96. Brandon Marquez
    Brandon Marquez
    27 dagen geleden

    Yeah !! Finally the jamaican muses are coming to NPR , finally !!

  97. Dennis Odhiambo
    Dennis Odhiambo
    27 dagen geleden

    Queen Sev🖤💯🖤

  98. Jamie Dalke
    Jamie Dalke
    27 dagen geleden

    Move over Erykah Badu! Holy Moly!! This is the best performance I've seen in a LONG time, and I'm only half way through. Such talent, beauty, and an amazing band.

  99. daniel kainyah
    daniel kainyah
    27 dagen geleden

    Yet to see u invite Stonebwoy to perform live

  100. Shannon Mc
    Shannon Mc
    27 dagen geleden

    Love from Trinidad and Tobago 🇹🇹🌴