Out of thousands of entries, one rose to the top.

We're proud to name New Orleans group Tank and the Bangas the winner of the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest!

Watch their Tiny Desk concert.

meet the winner

New Orleans’ Tank and the Bangas conveys its freewheeling spirit through a sound that combines pop, hip-hop, funk, spoken word and musical theater. The band’s entry video — set in an art classroom — won over our judges with its undeniable, joyful energy. Lead vocalist Tarriona “Tank” Ball has a playful way with words, thanks in part to her roots in New Orleans’ slam poetry scene. The band has played festivals all over the country, and has opened for artists like Big Freedia and Lianne La Havas.

We're excited to welcome Tank and the Bangas to the Tiny Desk at NPR in Washington, D.C., where they will play their own Tiny Desk concert. They also win the opportunity to appear at a taping of NPR's Ask Me Another and to tour the United States with NPR and Lagunitas.

what the judges said

Watch The Entries

Here's where you can watch videos from the musicians who've entered the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest. Find your band's entry, or just have a look around at what everyone's been creating. 

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All Songs Considered

You Can Now Enter The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest

February 20, 2018 • Send in a video of you (or your band) performing an original song at a desk and you could win a chance to play a Tiny Desk concert at NPR.
All Songs Considered

Announcing The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest

February 13, 2018 • Send us a video of you or your band playing an original song behind a desk (any desk). You could win a chance to play your own Tiny Desk concert and tour the U.S. with NPR Music.
All Songs Considered

10 More Tiny Desk Contest Entries We Loved

March 21, 2017 • There is only one Tiny Desk Contest winner, but there were so many incredible musicians who entered this year. Here are 10 we loved.
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