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. 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, and earning him Gambit Weekly's 2022 "Best World Music Artist" Award at their annual Big Easy Awards.
Fresh out of the recording studio here in New Orleans early in 2023, Mood released the first single, "Mood's Blues," off his forthcoming new album this spring, with the full project due out later this year. Tonight's concert features some of the artists on the new record.
Mood's New World Ensemble tonight features: Mahmoud Chouki - guitar, oud Oscar Rossignoli - piano Ricardo Pascal - saxophones Simon Mouchabeck - accordion, percussion Lex Warshawsky - bass Jamison Ross - drums
Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Doors at 7:00pm & 9:00pm
Restaurant is Open 5pm - 10pm for dinner before or after your showtime:
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Bar Room is Open 5pm - Midnight, with or without tickets.
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