Lower East Sider Linda Diaz Wins NPR Tiny Desk Concert 2020 Contest

NPR Music announced singer-songwriter Linda Diaz as the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest winner. Photo via NPR / by Chris Alfonso

NPR Music announced singer-songwriter Linda Diaz as the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest winner.
Photo via NPR / by Chris Alfonso

Earlier this week, NPR Music announced the winner of their 2020 Tiny Desk Contest is Linda Diaz, a singer-songwriter with local roots. Diaz was born and raised on the Lower East Side and now lives in Brooklyn.

NPR Music writes:

Diaz’s winning song, “Green Tea Ice Cream,” is rooted in exploring her passions and honoring what brings her peace in a society that often determines someone’s value based on productivity. Her entry video, filmed by Chris Alfonsoat, was chosen out of over 6,000 entries from across the country. Diaz is joined by Jade Che on the keys, Andres Valbuena on the drums and Matthew Fishman on the bass with background vocals from Bianca Muñiz and Jacks Muñiz. Watch the entry and listen to her performance of “Green Tea Ice Cream.”