Sting: 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 | March 22, 2021
Music icon Sting returns to Tiny Desk with a new collaborator in tow, and the story is heartwarming. During the pandemic, Beninese pop star Shirazee adapted his own rendition of Sting's classic "Englishman in New York" into "African in New York." His version made its way to Sting, who loved it so much that he asked Shirazee to lend his voice to his Tiny Desk (home) concert and record for his new Duets album.
Their chemistry feels natural and just as comforting as this long overdue sunshine after a grueling winter. Shot in a lounge in NYC where Sting's presently recording another album, these two gentlemen share a touching moment between songs, expressing their mutual admiration and discussing the sheer joy about a simple concept - performing in a room together after 12 long months of isolation and virtual collaborations.
As a follow up, Sting jumps into a stunning acoustic performance of "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You," another one of his many classics. The timbre of his voice conjures a sense of carefree familiarity, reminiscent of times with more levity and peace. His finale, "Sister Moon," is a gem from his 1987 solo album, Nothing Like the Sun, that rarely gets performed live.
• "Englishman/African in New York"
• "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You"
• "Sister Moon"
• Sting: vocals, guitar
• Shirazee: vocals
• Video: Modern Day Auteur, Franz Brun, Martin Kierszenbaum
• Audio: Tony Lake
• Producer: Abby O'Neill
• Video Producer: Maia Stern
• Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
• Associate Producer: Bobby Carter
• Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Kara Frame
• Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
• Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann
#sting #tinydesk #nprmusic


  1. NPR Music
    NPR Music
    3 dagen geleden

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  2. Claire Kelly
    Claire Kelly
    Dag geleden

    Admire Sting, always giving light to other artists through his music.. ❤

  3. alvaro quartino
    alvaro quartino
    Dag geleden

    Impecable desde Uruguay saludos

  4. Helô A.M.
    Helô A.M.
    4 dagen geleden


  5. Okamura 岡村Rhialynn 理亜鈴
    Okamura 岡村Rhialynn 理亜鈴
    4 dagen geleden

    Thank you very much NPR ! Been waiting for more of STING's wonderful performances here! His voice is really amazing and inspiring…brings so much POWER and LOVE ! Stay safe always and more successful performances !

  6. Drugo Lebowsky
    Drugo Lebowsky
    4 dagen geleden

    Beyoncè, no matter what they say!

  7. State of Calm Radio
    State of Calm Radio
    6 dagen geleden

  8. Claudia Gabriela Vrandecic Lagos
    Claudia Gabriela Vrandecic Lagos
    6 dagen geleden

    Siempre me emociona. Que gran dúo .

  9. jose delgado
    jose delgado
    6 dagen geleden

    One of the most respected artists world wide! Incredible legacy for music!!

  10. AC AMO
    AC AMO
    7 dagen geleden

    I ❤ Sting's voix💔⚘💔...You're a wonderful singer.

  11. 김소영
    7 dagen geleden

    할아버지 짱 최고

  12. Алена Карасева
    Алена Карасева
    9 dagen geleden

    Why he's singing EngliSH man like he is Russian?

  13. LUX
    10 dagen geleden

    Now please take the keyboard and slam it hard into the face of every so called "singer" who misuse "autotune" today by letting them listen to this real music and ask them if they intent to continue to pollute the planet with their garbage or to just go back to school and learn what real music is.

  14. Josette
    12 dagen geleden

    I've always appreciated his versatility - incredible set!

  15. Nicholas Tillinghast-Lewman
    Nicholas Tillinghast-Lewman
    13 dagen geleden

    Sting is my favorite--he's one of the greatest songwriters & distinctive singers of all time. It is my great hope that he'll be able to push himself to not be complacent and will strive to produce new, high-quality content that is as cutting edge, sincere, and fresh as his early solo work.

  16. axel baudendistel
    axel baudendistel
    14 dagen geleden

    ! ! ! s - u - p - e - r - b ! ! !

  17. Breno Zaccaro
    Breno Zaccaro
    14 dagen geleden

    na proxima simbira um Latino em nova york

  18. Eva Rakovska
    Eva Rakovska
    15 dagen geleden

    Good, forever fantastic music....thank you Mr Sting ;-)

  19. Erik Tempelman
    Erik Tempelman
    16 dagen geleden

    What a strange world we live in, where there is pitch black darkness... and where there is this series, with Sting on top. Thanks from Den Bosch, Holland

  20. Gregory Thomas
    Gregory Thomas
    17 dagen geleden

    One of the best Sting concerts I've seen in years. Really like the song selection!

  21. Галина Бурназ
    Галина Бурназ
    19 dagen geleden

    Превосходная замечательная очаровательная душевная музыкальная композиция

  22. Nicky Humphray
    Nicky Humphray
    19 dagen geleden

    Just amazing. Love, love love Sting. Such a beautiful voice. I could listen all day

  23. SirSamTheThird
    20 dagen geleden

    He has such an immediately recognisable voice.

  24. patitucci7
    20 dagen geleden

    sting ... blessings ... you are pure talent.

  25. 王詩吟
    20 dagen geleden


    1. 王詩吟
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  26. Tomás Gaeta
    Tomás Gaeta
    20 dagen geleden

    303 people don't have blood on their bodies

  27. the real Rob Stark
    the real Rob Stark
    21 dag geleden

    Stings impact on music is crazy

  28. Ольга
    22 dagen geleden

    Стинга с удовольствием слушаю,мой любимый исполнитель!

  29. jopjopjop
    22 dagen geleden

    No, that's too big.

  30. Наденька Фокина
    Наденька Фокина
    24 dagen geleden

    Я счастлива что слышала Стинга !!!!!!!!!!

  31. IIBearoxII
    26 dagen geleden

    Stins is all i need while working, or taking a nice drink on the beach

  32. lebogang mokotla
    lebogang mokotla
    27 dagen geleden

    😍😍😍😍 Sting though 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 I was never ready for this switch ❤

  33. margot2001
    27 dagen geleden

    Thank you

  34. maria felicidad aguayo parrado
    maria felicidad aguayo parrado
    28 dagen geleden

    Sting,a genius!!!!!.…..

  35. Diane Daddario-Pfautz
    Diane Daddario-Pfautz
    28 dagen geleden

    He is an icon. I have seen him several times in concert and feel blessed❤️🙏🏼

  36. Boris Tonja
    Boris Tonja
    28 dagen geleden

    стингушка!! ты велик!!!

  37. Oliver Uschmann
    Oliver Uschmann
    28 dagen geleden

    Beautiful. I'm in tears.

  38. Eloano
    29 dagen geleden


  39. Monika Burwinkel
    Monika Burwinkel
    29 dagen geleden

    Danke danke für danke für eine doch sehr sehr sehr lauten Welt wo sich doch alles immer nur um ein Thema handelt

  40. Monika Burwinkel
    Monika Burwinkel
    29 dagen geleden


  41. Monika Burwinkel
    Monika Burwinkel
    29 dagen geleden

    Danke für die ruhige Musik in einer doch sehr laute Welt

  42. Mary H
    Mary H
    29 dagen geleden

    the key word is "legal"

  43. fulya aydın
    fulya aydın
    Maand geleden

    💓Sting 💓 🎶🎧🎶

  44. MES Painting and decorating
    MES Painting and decorating
    Maand geleden

    Ages like a fine wine sting

  45. DJ XO
    DJ XO
    Maand geleden

    I really enjoyed watching this .. thank you!❤️🎶

  46. Al Carmichael
    Al Carmichael
    Maand geleden

    Thank You Fantastic !!

  47. Alain Vincent
    Alain Vincent
    Maand geleden

    One Of The Greats

  48. Steve Higgins Sr.
    Steve Higgins Sr.
    Maand geleden

    This 76 yr old SINGER YOU “STING” & FRIEND JUST INSPIRED ME TO WRITE & PERFORM AGAIN !! Thank you guys !! MUCH ❤️❤️👍🙏👌🤪👏

    1. Boris Tonja
      Boris Tonja
      28 dagen geleden


    2. Ukeme Linus
      Ukeme Linus
      29 dagen geleden

      B.e.S.T f'u"l'l D.a.T.i.n.G h.o.T G.i.r.L's -L-o-V-e-S-e-X---❤️😘 ..👍 Clickhere : livegirls19. com !💖🖤❤️今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,. 💖🖤在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味g食物煮的時候1 1618747675

  49. Cris María Hernandez
    Cris María Hernandez
    Maand geleden

    Bien! siempre aportando buenos arreglos, Sting, un verdadero artista

  50. s2s
    Maand geleden

    Sister Moon. Last time played regularly in the 90s, later played only a few times (in the past 20 years).

  51. Gian Morena
    Gian Morena
    Maand geleden

    Le puse "ME GUSTA" antes de empezar a escucharlo jaja GENIO STING

  52. Pía Vergara
    Pía Vergara
    Maand geleden

    Me ENCANTA como se reinventa Sting. Su voz sigue intacta!! Seco

  53. Blink beatbox
    Blink beatbox
    Maand geleden

    "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" my fav sting song

    1. G Fashion
      G Fashion
      28 dagen geleden

      B.e.S.T f'u"l'l D.a.T.i.n.G -L-o-V-e-S-e-X-----۞------------ livegirls19. com 》》 𝙊𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝘼𝙙𝙪𝙡𝙩 《《 !❤️ 在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味食物煮的時候 1618752797

  54. Chris Beermusic
    Chris Beermusic
    Maand geleden

  55. Patricio Gutiérrez
    Patricio Gutiérrez
    Maand geleden

    👏👏👏👏 thank you!

  56. Aviv Tomer
    Aviv Tomer
    Maand geleden

    5:20 guitar outta` tune - no lost fate!

  57. Dr. Be
    Dr. Be
    Maand geleden

    if only it were possible not to like Gordon and his songs

  58. Leonel Fonseca
    Leonel Fonseca
    Maand geleden

    A little boring this time

  59. Alexander Vorontsov
    Alexander Vorontsov
    Maand geleden

    Absolutely awesome!

  60. Julian
    Maand geleden

    NPR's tiny desk

  61. MM 2019
    MM 2019
    Maand geleden

    Sounding better as time moves on, Sting is a star

  62. Nonkululeko Mahlangu
    Nonkululeko Mahlangu
    Maand geleden

    Somi did it first but its still hot though

  63. zaxapitsa
    Maand geleden

    Humongous Home Concert

  64. José Lucas
    José Lucas
    Maand geleden

    Vozes necessárias nos tempos em que vivemos. Obrigado. From Brasil 🇧🇷

  65. Paula D
    Paula D
    Maand geleden

    el hombre mas hermoso del mundo

  66. Bárbara Martire
    Bárbara Martire
    Maand geleden

    La misma voz preciosa de Sting por siempre atraviesa las leyes del tiempo y mi cuerpo. Me alegra el alma, aunque esta noche, días de encierro, nada me alegre ..If I Ever Lose My Faith in You (and my)... Gracias

  67. Klaus Prang
    Klaus Prang
    Maand geleden

    Hoffentlich,kann String und noch lange glücklich machen mit seiner himmlischen Musik. Danke für alles was ich hören darf

  68. Luna Trip Tv
    Luna Trip Tv
    Maand geleden

    I love the STING in my ear.

  69. kekebaby
    Maand geleden

    Englishman is just as much about Sting's life as it is about writer Quentin Crisp being himself regardless of what others think. What others think isn't his business.

  70. Iyori T
    Iyori T
    Maand geleden


  71. Fernando Collino
    Fernando Collino
    Maand geleden

    La humildad de un enorme músico! Sting genio

  72. FMR Beats
    FMR Beats
    Maand geleden

    Fabulous 🔥

  73. Nini des Bois
    Nini des Bois
    Maand geleden

    Sting... Always the same music... Boring

    Maand geleden


  75. Saifeddine Mejri
    Saifeddine Mejri
    Maand geleden


  76. Lynne Mac Lean
    Lynne Mac Lean
    Maand geleden

    Who's singing with Sting?

  77. Wilson Padilla
    Wilson Padilla
    Maand geleden

    Great music and elaborated harmonies

  78. Andrew Robinson
    Andrew Robinson
    Maand geleden


  79. Mario Padilla A.
    Mario Padilla A.
    Maand geleden

    the time is running, Sting is there everytime.

  80. Ankellz
    Maand geleden

    Amazing video quality. Sting is a living legend.

  81. J. H.
    J. H.
    Maand geleden

    Best Englishman in the World ?? So great !!!!

  82. yidapaola
    Maand geleden

    Artistas geniales.Namaste.

  83. arturo selvas
    arturo selvas
    Maand geleden

    Your music great humanist sting (driven to tears) - and great vocal and musical quality a jewel in this world so complex --- thanks, go ahead! -

  84. arturo selvas
    arturo selvas
    Maand geleden

    Your music great humanist sting (driven to tears) - and great vocal and musical quality a jewel in this world so complex --- thanks, go ahead! -

    1. kekebaby
      Maand geleden

      Humanist...right. Sting raised me.

  85. Mike Alder
    Mike Alder
    Maand geleden

    Englishman in NY is a Classic Tiny Desk Song now. I want to see him do it with Wyclef. Haitian Man in NY!!!!

  86. Patricia Celi
    Patricia Celi
    Maand geleden

    Gracias por estos mini conciertos! Alegran el alma sobre todo en estos tiempos! ❤

  87. Arnold Noni
    Arnold Noni
    Maand geleden

    Killed it

  88. Janusz Starczynowski
    Janusz Starczynowski
    Maand geleden

    Szacunek dla mistrza !!

  89. marco silva
    marco silva
    Maand geleden


  90. alvin frazier TV
    alvin frazier TV
    Maand geleden

    Very cool. Would love to have this opportunity. A long time Sting fan from the Police days.

  91. Pryce Austin
    Pryce Austin
    Maand geleden

    Can you guys please do Sammy Johnson

  92. pato mendaro
    pato mendaro
    Maand geleden

    un capo!!tremendo jugador!!viva la musica nomá!!!!

  93. Ferfas
    Maand geleden

    Espectacular... Desde Buenos Aires. All my loving to Sting.

  94. Amanda Huggenkiss XO
    Amanda Huggenkiss XO
    Maand geleden

    Music is the soul of language, and the language of the soul. Thank you for sharing this lovely, intimate performance. May you find the one who puts the fortune in your cookie, and the cookie in your fortune. ✌💕🎶 Much Love! Happy Easter, e1! 🐥🐇🕊

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  96. kekebaby
    Maand geleden

    Those chords that Sting is playing for Englishman/African in NY is giving me my whole life. Sting heard that sick bass and groove on the remix and said let me hope on this. I need it on a loop. I can't stop playing this. I want to here this with a live bad. When are the clubs opening?

  97. my name is LOVE
    my name is LOVE
    Maand geleden

    C'mon STING!!! 1993 IN THE 🏠

  98. Evelina Music
    Evelina Music
    Maand geleden

    Beauty! 💕💕💕☺️.

  99. some day
    some day
    Maand geleden

    This is stunning! I love Sting's voice.😍

  100. Rob
    Maand geleden

    We need stronger buttons on here than just "Like". That is wholly inadequate to describe how much I enjoyed this performance.

    1. Grace Janet Thuita
      Grace Janet Thuita
      Maand geleden

      Same here! Just blown away