Watch J Balvin Take His 'Tiny Desk (Home) Concert' to the East River

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Kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month, J Balvin took NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series to the East River.

As a part of NPR’s “El Tiny” takeover, J Balvin starts the series by delivering a rhythmic performance of some fan-favorite songs like “Vestido,” “Que Locura,” “OTRO FILI,” “F40,” and “In Da Getto.” Supported by live instrumentation, J Balvin shines as the New York City skyline glimmers behind him.

J Balvin also shared how thankful he is to be able to participate in his first Tiny Desk show.

“We’re here, especially in this beautiful place right now, New York,” Balvin says after he finishes his first song, “Vestido.” “And we’re celebrating our new album, Jose, and I’m really grateful to be here for the first time.”

Balvin then slid right into his next song, “Que Locura,” which also just got official visuals. Balvin is the first of several artists included in NPR’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, with Camilla Cabello and several others on deck. The “El Tiny” series will feature 10 Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts curated by NPR Music’s Alt.Latino team. Alt.Latino is NPR’s podcast and radio show about Latin Alternative Music and Latinx culture hosted by Felix Contreras.

Last week, Balvin released his latest album, Jose, which features appearances from Bad Bunny, Dua Lipa, Skrillex, Jhay Cortez, Khalid, Ozuna, and more. The artist is also slated to be on the hosting committee for the 5th annual ComplexCon in November alongside Kristen Noel Crawley.

Watch J Balvin’s new Tiny Desk (Home) Concert up top.