Join us for a spectacular and spooky virtual performance by Kweeng Doll, Massachusetts Favorite of the Tiny Desk Contest, in partnership with WBUR.

Every year, thousands of independent musicians submit videos to NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest in the hopes of being discovered. As they have for the past two years, WBUR’s The ARTery convened a panel to choose its favorite from among the 212 Massachusetts entries: Kweeng Doll.

In the words of WBUR music critic Amelia Mason, “Kweeng Doll’s video stood out for its wit, poise, and bouncy, irresistible beat. All five of our panelists…agreed that nothing matched the originality of Kweeng Doll’s agile rapping and genderbending look.”

“Kweeng Doll is a true performance artist as well as musician,” says ICA performing arts coordinator Shane Silverstein, “taking notes in extravagance and style from his mentor, New Orleans-based bounce rapper Big Freedia. We’re thrilled to collaborate with WBUR, Kweeng, and his incredible team of dancers on this project.” 

Tune in for a truly one-of-a-kind show.

This performance is recommended for viewers ages 18 and older, as it will contain explicit lyrics. 

Presented in partnership with WBUR.