Mahmoud “Mood” Chouki is a Moroccan master guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator currently living and working in New Orleans. His art draws together music from around the globe, exploring how music may speak across cultural divides.
In addition to training and performing with conservatories around the world, Chouki also teaches music at the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans and is the music curator for monthly programs at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Most recently, he composed the music score for the 2021 Sundance Award winning film, “Ma Belle, Ma Beauty,” directed by New Orleans based filmmaker, Marion Hill. Also in 2021, Chouki was awarded 2020’s “Best Emerging Artist” by OffBeat Magazine’s annual Best of the Beat Awards. His New World Ensemble has been steadily wow’ing audiences for the past year, growing with acclaim.
If you joined us for New Year’s Eve with the Mahmoud Chouki New World Ensemble last year, then you have a taste of what this enlightening trip around the globe brings for the Carnival Season spirits.
Fresh out of the recording studio here in New Orleans this month, Mood presents a sneak preview tonight of some of the music recently laid to tape with for a new album he has forthcoming this year with a cadre of all-star New Orleans players with a few of the musicians from the project.
Mood’s New World Ensemble tonight features:
Mahmoud Chouki – guitar, oud
Brad Walker – saxophones
Khris Royal – saxophone
Simon Moushabeck – accordion, percussion
Martin Masakowski – bass
Alfred Jordan Jr – drums
Shows at 8pm & 10pm.
Doors Open at 7:00pm & 9:30pm.
Restaurant is Open 6pm – 10:30pm for dinner before or after your showtime:
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Full Bar is Open 6pm – Midnight for all, on show nights, with or without tickets.
Kind Reminder: Snug Harbor does not serve food inside the Music Room. In order to preserve the integrity, quiet and focus of our world class intimate concerts, only cocktails and soft drinks are available for table service inside the Music Room. However, we encourage you to arrive 90 Minutes prior to your showtime in order to enjoy full, relaxing dinner service in the Dining Room right next door, before getting seated in the Music Room for the show. 8pm ticket holders can also enjoy dinner, dessert or appetizers after the show, with Dining Room seating only guaranteed by submitting your table request before 8pm.
As announced by the City of New Orleans, as of March 24th, Snug Harbor is no longer requiring valid proof of Covid vaccination or negative test for entry, and while masks are still suggested while not eating or drinking indoors, they are now optional for all. We are now seating at just under our regular audience capacity.
However, with our intimate venue’s regularly limited seating capacity, advance tickets are still strongly suggested in order to guarantee seats for this acclaimed show!