Click to Watch in HD > Tash Sultana: Tiny Desk Concert

Watch Bob Boilen | April 7, 2017 - Last May, Tash Sultana posted a self-made video, just her in her living room with guitar, laptop and a great song called Jungle. Within five days it had drawn a million views.This 21-year-old Maltese-Australian got a guitar from her grandfather when she was three, she says, and has played it every day since. Its astonishing to watch Sultanas fluidity on her instrument, like a natural extension of her body. (She also plays bass, saxophone, trumpet, flute and more, but kept it simple at the Tiny Desk.) I thought I had a lot of energy — watching her bounce from guitar to drum machine to two separate microphones — and then hopping barefoot from looping pedal to effect pedal as she builds her songs was exhilarating and exhausting. Theres more here than an exercise in virtuosity, her music is filled with adventure and ambition. These songs are rapturous and resonant.Tash has just finished a month-long, sold-out U.S. tour.The EP Notion is available now. iTunes - - ListJungleNotionBlackbirdMusiciansTash Sultana (vocals, guitar)CreditsProducers: Bob Boilen, Bronson Arcuri; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Niki Walker, Morgan Noelle Smith; Production Assistant: A Noah Harrison; Photo: Claire Harbage/NPR.For more Tiny Desk concerts, subscribe to our podcast -