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 (NOMA). 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, and earning him Gambit Weekly's 2022 "Best World Music Artist" Award at their annual Big Easy Awards.
Tonight, he presents his Handmade Worldwide series, a collective of musicians showcasing handmade instruments from around the world, including cigar box guitars and banjos, an innovation Louisiana was known for.
Mood's Handmade Worldwide Ensemble tonight features: Mahmoud Chouki - guembri, oud (Persia, Mali, Morocco) Yusa - Cuban trés guitar Sam Dickey - East African ngoni guitar Brett Gardner - cigar box guitar Rurik Nunan - cigar box violin Ben Fox - drawer bass Jafét Perez - bucket drums
Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Doors Open at 7:00pm & 9:00pm.
Restuarant is Open 5pm - 10pm for dinner before or after your showtime:
Advance Ticket Holders can now automatically make dinner table reservations for the Dining Room online via OpenTable.com !
Advance Ticket-Holders can also make table reservations for dinner by Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org after your tickets have been purchased online. Dinner Service without Advance Concert Tickets is first-come, first-served based on availability upon arrival. Full Bar is Open 5pm - 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 at least 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 your showtime.
Due to our intimate venue's limited seating capacity, advance tickets are strongly suggested in order to guarantee seats for this acclaimed show!