Linda Diaz is the winner of the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest. Due to the pandemic, we’re not currently filming Tiny Desks at NPR headquarters, so we brought Diaz and her band to the top of New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and produced a socially-distanced concert in front of the city’s skyline. Here’s the story of how this concert came together, in her own words. Winning the Tiny Desk Contest has been a surreal experience for me, not only because it’s a big, big honor, but because it’s all happening in the midst of a global pandemic. Even just shooting my Tiny Desk (home) concert has been a wild ride: getting the band together, getting the NPR team together, figuring out how to shoot safely with everyone in New York City. At one point, we finally had everything set and ready to go. Then, days before the shoot, I tested positive for COVID-19. I will spare you all the details (lots of tears, lots of phone calls), but I am so grateful for my band, the NPR Music team and the
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