NOLA's victorious Tank and the Banagas rock NPR competiton

NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans music outfit Tank and the Bangas won the NPR Tiny Desk Competition, besting over 60,000 competitors from around the globe.

Winners of the last 2 Tiny Desk competition have gone on to with Grammy awards.

According to NPR, "This band combines R&B with hip-hop's poetry and rollercoaster  storytelling, with a flair and alchemy that could only come from New  Orleans. Their winning song, "Quick," mixes liquor and revenge — a sort  of modern day take on a great folk tale, but peppered with their own  idiosyncratic flair and humor. What I couldn't see, until they took over  my desk, was the depth of their lyricism and the versatility of their  players. At one moment fun-filled funk, the next laid-back jazz,  rhythm-driven blues — and it all flows seamlessly. And it's fun  to watch: There's a magic kinship between Tarriona "Tank" Ball and  Anjelika "Jelly" Joseph as they share singing roles, like two best  friends finishing one another's sentences."

Here's a look at Tany and the Bangas from their intimate NPR concert.

 
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