Koffee: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Watch Koffee play "Raggamuffin", "Rapture", "Toast" and "W" at the Tiny Desk.
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Jan. 27, 2020 | Sidney Madden -- "It's been a fairly short musical journey and we have seen fairly much success," Koffee told the NPR Music offices between songs during her Tiny Desk set. Flashing her braces with each grin, Jamaica's 19-year old tour de force wasn't exaggerating. Her debut EP, Rapture, just won a 2020 Grammy for Best Reggae Album, making her the first woman and the youngest artist to ever win in the category. It comes just two years after her tribute song to sprinter, eight-time Gold Medalist and fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt went viral online. Koffee has sustained a steady upwards momentum since then, finding her footing on festival stages and collaborating with others outside her genre. (Her latest single, "W" features Atlanta rapper, Gunna.)
Above all, what makes Koffee so refreshing is that she centers her music around faith, resilience and gratitude. She has a new perspective to add to the pantheon of mostly male reggae greats and it's resonating with a new generation that's just getting hip to the iconic sounds. As her Tiny Desk performance shows, Koffee makes the best of her surroundings, channeling the day's buzzy energy into a balancing act of youthful heart and old-pro precision, proving why she has become one of the most invigorating voices in reggae.
"I want to thank everybody who's been involved," Koffee told the crowd halfway during her show. "You have now become a part of my journey."
Koffee: vocals; Stephen Asamoah-Duah: drums; Stephen Forbes: percussion; Nana Pokes: bass; David Melodee: keys; Thomas Broussard: guitar; Zhayna France: vocals; Shanice Drysdale: vocals
Producers: Abby O'Neill, Sidney Madden, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative director: Bob Boilen; Audio engineer: Josh Rogosin; Editor: Maia Stern; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Jack Corbett, Kara Frame, CJ Riculan; Associate producer: Bobby Carter; Executive producer: Lauren Onkey; VP, programming: Anya Grundmann; Photo: Laura Beltran Villamizar


  1. NPR Music

    NPR Music

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    • Peckham Practice

      Peckham Practice

      13 өдрийн өмнө

      I love Koffee's energy. Unrelated question: When is Meek Mill gonna be on Tiny Desk?

    • Screen Viewers

      Screen Viewers

      28 өдрийн өмнө

      Whutttt! I love herrrrrrrrr

    • casmitt100


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      Don't have a creditcard. Maybe put an other payment option for European people!

  2. Nkechi Ndukwe

    Nkechi Ndukwe

    22 цагийн өмнө

    I need a collabo with Burns Boy

  3. Shaunies Paradise

    Shaunies Paradise

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    I swear, the keyboard player looks like Winston from New Girl!



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    Koffee your a goddess 👍🌍❤️

  5. Mathias Gauthier

    Mathias Gauthier

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    She is amazing. No words

  6. Sabrina Leone

    Sabrina Leone

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  7. 3dgosha


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Thanks a lot for your music, with love from cold Russia

  8. Buju Banton

    Buju Banton

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    The whole place flew like a choppa

  9. No Fx

    No Fx

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Rapture, toast, snd and W! Straight heat!!

  10. Dembe Mema

    Dembe Mema

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    She's the best, I love koffee

  11. Soma Ranjit

    Soma Ranjit

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    She’s a legend coming up. Her flow, voice and writing is original. Can’t stop myself, a days not complete without listening to this session.

  12. Anya Dudley

    Anya Dudley

    5 өдрийн өмнө

  13. Chamara Dilhan Munasinghe

    Chamara Dilhan Munasinghe

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Man these Vibes doeeee ‘Uhhhuuuhhhh’



    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I love koffee.. 850.. Florida boy! Fb: liminate!

  15. REDD Warrior 22

    REDD Warrior 22

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    The drummer 😍

  16. Lydia Reid-zaha

    Lydia Reid-zaha

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I can't stop listening

  17. Lydia Reid-zaha

    Lydia Reid-zaha

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I am pride to be alf alf

  18. Lydia Reid-zaha

    Lydia Reid-zaha

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Me really like the girl she's got the thrue spirit me love her i can not listening her voice and her music

    • Lydia Reid-zaha

      Lydia Reid-zaha

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      And to bo honest i go to sleep with her voice

    • Lydia Reid-zaha

      Lydia Reid-zaha

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      I cnt stop listening her voice



    7 өдрийн өмнө

    quão maravilhosa ela pode ser!!!!!!!

  20. YoungEti


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    🇯🇲 jah jah 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲

  21. Nala Srour

    Nala Srour

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I got chills listening to this

  22. Nala Srour

    Nala Srour

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    One of my absolute favorite artists. So talented 💗😻🥰❤️💛💚

  23. Chad Hetherington

    Chad Hetherington

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Just came across this. Within the first minute I got the chills and a tear literally welled up , maaaaaan. I dig this HARD

  24. Gabriel Iacobazzi

    Gabriel Iacobazzi

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  25. Wyatt McCafferty

    Wyatt McCafferty

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    The female fertile waterfall preclinically correct because ambulance admittedly saw amongst a bouncy cable. silky, onerous measure

  26. ブンブンラバラバ


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  27. Carlo Smith

    Carlo Smith

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Koffee big respect 2021

  28. Carlo Smith

    Carlo Smith

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    She has some good music and some positive vibes she deserves to be Miss Jamaica 2021.

    • Carlo Smith

      Carlo Smith

      10 өдрийн өмнө

      Koffee 💯 2021.

  29. Vincent Mfere

    Vincent Mfere

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    You are a darling koffee,I love your music

  30. Piers da please

    Piers da please

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Jeez... wow

  31. Franco Cruz

    Franco Cruz

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    muy lindo!!

  32. Tiara Sade'

    Tiara Sade'

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    This is everything! The bad, the background angels, and Koffee your flow, voice and timing is amazing!

  33. Chee Chi Memes

    Chee Chi Memes

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    One Love

  34. Oliver García

    Oliver García

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Nadie hace mejor reggae que Jamaica 🇯🇲 los amo

  35. Phil McIntosh

    Phil McIntosh

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    i wonder why NPR logo was on so long. ahahhhaa because WE LOVE GOD! tiny desk concerts. how are the headaches. satan is dead.

  36. Ruth Oteh

    Ruth Oteh

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    OMG the band!!! 'The Compozers' just watched all their stuff and they are amazing!!!

  37. Hermon Maclin

    Hermon Maclin

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    You all are a blessing to the world! Giving thanks and praises for the music! Irie!

  38. Hermon Maclin

    Hermon Maclin

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Bassman, I love that Fender and I must say brother, you rock that bass for sure!

  39. Hermon Maclin

    Hermon Maclin

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Excellent! And big ups to the musicians too! Irie!

  40. The Cracker

    The Cracker

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Another day here!

  41. Ajeet Singh

    Ajeet Singh

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    She kicked it like Balotelli

  42. Teresia Nelumbu

    Teresia Nelumbu

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Koffee is a legend. 🇯🇲💜

  43. Teresia Nelumbu

    Teresia Nelumbu

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    I can never get enough. 😍🧘💜

  44. Dawn Kimble

    Dawn Kimble

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    I bet God is dancing in heaven!

  45. Jean / Polen

    Jean / Polen

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  46. David da silva ferreira

    David da silva ferreira

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  47. ハンナ


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    Yes girl

  48. Molly Jean F

    Molly Jean F

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    I just love how everyone is vibing and having fun it’s makes me smile so much 😁🥰

  49. Kiki Kulture

    Kiki Kulture

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    She's AMAZING 👏😍❤

  50. Ms Suga

    Ms Suga

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  51. TurtleTr33


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  52. Igor Tsurka

    Igor Tsurka

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Its great vibes, thank you!

  53. J. Cardenas

    J. Cardenas

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Don’t really care for Coffee with “K”

  54. Kell Niels

    Kell Niels

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Koffee You Are Amazing We Need You And More Musicians Giant Concert Save the Earth ... Yeah .... Talented...more importantly your love & heart shine through ...

  55. jean-baptiste coeroli

    jean-baptiste coeroli

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    In the MeanTime Democrats are taking the Power ...... Cool Day ........

  56. jean-baptiste coeroli

    jean-baptiste coeroli

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    First Gaou !!!!!!!!

  57. jean-baptiste coeroli

    jean-baptiste coeroli

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    You have School !!!!!!!!!

  58. Melvin Britton

    Melvin Britton

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    1:13 homie got tired😂

  59. A B

    A B

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Me encanta este en vivo buen reggae saludos desde chile!!! Quemando uno 🍁

  60. Maxim De Meulemeester

    Maxim De Meulemeester

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    i love how everybody in the band keeps smiling at each other!! Amazing vibes 🔥

  61. Víctor León Rey Guerrero

    Víctor León Rey Guerrero

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Muy ásperos!

  62. Mitchell Lambaiso

    Mitchell Lambaiso

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    Imagine if Koffee and Jada smith made a song together! 🤯

  63. Pablo Sop

    Pablo Sop

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    Fresh!!!! Saludos desde Chile.

  64. Lea Gratch

    Lea Gratch

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    blessings on this young woman that she may find the strength longtime to hold it all down just as tight and glorious as her music

  65. PAT FAI


    23 өдрийн өмнө

    L’équipe est terrible !!!! Agréablement surpris d'avoir un Français de Paris à la Guitare, je suis impressionné par Mr le Bassiste. This BASSMAN ARE JUST A AMAZING KILLER. Respect.

  66. Morema Gesati

    Morema Gesati

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    The BGV ' s are from Mars HATS OFF!!! . mad skills .. the Cardence by everyone is just amazing . Rapture is my Favourite.All the way from KENYA

  67. Tidal Theory Reggae

    Tidal Theory Reggae

    24 өдрийн өмнө

    Why would anyone downvote this?

  68. Minor alejandro Solano Solano

    Minor alejandro Solano Solano

    24 өдрийн өмнө

    excelente artista ,reggae reggae and reggae 💚💛❤

  69. Matheus Miranda

    Matheus Miranda

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    The best!

  70. Dorothy Derosè

    Dorothy Derosè

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    I just came to say 'Hu huh" Thank you😚

  71. 1wise Passu

    1wise Passu

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    Happy New year to you that is here today

  72. WXIWXI


    26 өдрийн өмнө

    I love your songs!! All love to you here from Sweden/Scandinavia!.

  73. Kacey Kellam

    Kacey Kellam

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    I love this a lot, one of my favourite tiny desk concerts... but I struggle to get the same vibe and energy from her studio recorded songs.. does anyone else feel the same?

  74. R Mac

    R Mac

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Legend still ... Thank You! Koffee for your dedication of greatness

  75. Nomad 36

    Nomad 36

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    😍✊ pure 🔥

  76. Renzo Corredor

    Renzo Corredor

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    Tu musica es deliciosa y me trae bellos recuerdos. Saludos desde Colombia

  77. Arami Walker Music

    Arami Walker Music

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  78. Goyz R Us

    Goyz R Us

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Shaansee mmm h mmmm ^^ enjoy! clean vocals love it!

  79. Carlo Smith

    Carlo Smith

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    I think that she is very talented I listened to her music.



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    I wish koffee can make a collab with Nasty

  81. music is my mistra

    music is my mistra

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    Uh Mazing.

  82. music is my mistra

    music is my mistra

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    The Lauren Hill of Jamaica. Big Up!



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    What a beautifull music, What a beautifull backing vocals. Very beautifull girls. Greetings from Brazil.

  84. Raw Beats

    Raw Beats

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    I like the white jacket that koffee wearing somebody know the name or where i can buy that one 😫

  85. Northboi K

    Northboi K

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    5:50 - 6:09 my favorite parts with the background singing to the instruments fireee!!!!! plus the solo guitar

  86. Patchoulitree


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    Respect Ire! Love you Koffee!

  87. Annil Kyle Springer

    Annil Kyle Springer

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    That band ... the background singers 🔥 Koffee herself 💯🔥 love from Tobago 🇹🇹

  88. Annil Kyle Springer

    Annil Kyle Springer

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    Tiny Desk concerts productions on 💯 always

  89. Amanda DasGupta

    Amanda DasGupta

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    Paris Wilson’s Daughter is Koffee.

  90. Marlon Castillo

    Marlon Castillo

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    Who else is clapping when the public does?

  91. F Togo

    F Togo

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    I been sleep on Koffee! Best believe Im woke now!😍🎵🔥🔥🔥 Exceptional artist and band! What a beautiful soul! Im in love with their fun and exquisitely rhythmic sounds! Wow! I'm going thru something right now and the music is giving me so much joy!!

  92. maharadza01


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    Love you Koffee!!! :)))))



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    Yes grammy

  94. Ryan Mitchell

    Ryan Mitchell

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    That W hit different 🤦🏾‍♂️💯💜

  95. Tiger Belly

    Tiger Belly

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    I been starting everyday off bumping this and damian marleys npr💯

  96. Krum Valkov

    Krum Valkov

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    I love Shaneese and Zena

  97. Sheri Robinson

    Sheri Robinson

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    Breathe .., breathe ... wait hold on.. gimme a second,..,,I heard about dis weirdness...🧐🤔

  98. RASOANAIVO Fenombola Keziah

    RASOANAIVO Fenombola Keziah

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    omG you sing very well, roots rap reggea... like you so much

  99. therover65


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    Dang she's cute.

  100. Lynnette Reede

    Lynnette Reede

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    Unlike Marley and Tosh... WORLD WILDLY PROTECT THIS SIS!