Irie FM: Gyptian Gets A Seat at NPR’s Tiny Desk

January 12, 2011

Words by Jesse Serwer


In spite of the huge 2010 that Gyptian had across the Caribban disapora and at urban radio, mainstream media coverage of the phenomenon was quite thin.ย  So it was a pleasant surprise to see Mr. Gyp turn up on NPR, or at least its Website, as one of the first guests of the year (second, actually) on the high-minded public radio outlet’s “Tiny Desk” performance series. Previously, Tarrus Riley and Jimmy Cliff were featured on the webisode series, taped at All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen’s desk at NPR’s Washington office. Watch below, as Gyptian, smartly attired (given his coordinates) in a Washington Nationals cap, performs “Hold Yuh,” “Beautiful Lady” and “Nah Let Go” under the watchful eye of an 8×10 photo of Sun Ra. Or visit here to download the video and/or audio.