Hurray for the Riff Raff recently stopped by NPR’s offices in Washington D.C. to perform a Tiny Desk Concert. The group played a trio of songs from their well-received 2017 album The Navigator.
ATO Records issued The Navigator, which was written by frontwoman Alynda Segarra as a faux Off-Broadway musical inspired by her alter ego Navita Milagros Negrón — “The Navigator” for whom the record was was titled. Segarra provided vocals and guitar during the Tiny Desk performance while accompanied by her bands mates, guitarist Jordan Hyde, drummer Charlie Ferguson, keyboardist Sarah Goldstone, violinist Claudia Chopek, cellist Patricia Santos, bassist Justin Kimme and percussionist Juan-Carlos Chaurand.
The session featured stripped-down arrangements of The Navigator cuts “Rican Beach,” “Pa’lante” and “Nothing’s Gonna Change That Girl.” Watch the performance via NPR Music below: