Kirk Franklin took NPR Music’s Tiny Desk to church with a praise and worship performance as part of their Black History Month concert series.
Over the past several weeks, Tiny Desk has featured artists that spoke to “the diversity and complexity of Black music,” celebrating where the music has been, where it is, and where it’s going. Capping off was Kirk Franklin, who represented black culture’s spiritual roots with an energetic four-song set that is sure to have you dancing and singing along.
“I know you’re at home right now, in your draws, listening to some Jesus music,” Franklin says after introducing himself to viewers. “It’s okay. Jesus loves you in your draws!”
Accompanied by his band and choir at his Arlington, Texas studio, Uncle Jessie’s Kitchen, Franklin showcases why many consider him such a revolutionary in gospel music. The sixteen-time Grammy award-winning artist performed songs from his impressive discography.
Silver and Gold
Melodies From Heaven
Watch the all too quick performance in the video above and check out more from Tiny Desk series here.