Suraya Mohamed

Suraya Mohamed appears in the following:

First Listen: Helen Sung, 'Sung With Words'

Thursday, September 06, 2018

The pianist merges jazz and poetry together to make a multi-movement work that explores themes of the human condition.


More Than Keeping Time: A Melodic Drumming Demo

Friday, August 17, 2018

Drummers usually make sure beats don't speed up or slow down. But drummer Allison Miller does more than keep time. Watch a demonstration of her unique style of playing called melodic drumming.


'Keep The Evenings Long': Dermot Kennedy Shares His Go-To Playlist

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2018 NPR Slingshot artist Dermot Kennedy shares an intimately curated playlist he created for late nights on the tour bus.


Jazz Giants Take The Stage At The NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party

Friday, May 04, 2018

Jason Moran sat down with the NEA Jazz Masters to talk about their careers and listen to music that played important roles in their lives.


Logan Richardson: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 23, 2018

Hear a triumphant fusion of jazz, rock and blues that moves with momentum and fresh anticipation. Logan Richardson plays with a lyrical intensity that is both focused and free.


Dee Dee Bridgewater: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 02, 2018

Bridgewater connects with her roots, her birthplace and the town she's loved all her life, with a set of songs from Memphis.


Earl St. Clair Sings I 'Ain't Got It Like That,' But He Actually Does

Friday, July 28, 2017

Watch Earl St. Clair tell a personal story of redemption and fortitude with his raw and soulful style of R&B.


Rare Essence: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Rare Essence has been bringing go-go to the world since 1976 — the group brought that pedigree, and the genre's massive meld of funk, rhythm and blues and soul, to this raucous hometown Tiny Desk.


Ravi Coltrane Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, June 26, 2017

Artistic legacy, evolution and studied ease coalesced at this Tiny Desk Concert, with Coltrane offering four interpretations of his and others' works.


First Listen: Maysa, 'Love Is A Battlefield'

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Incognito vocalist performs covers of her favorite songs, including Luther Vandross' "Because It's Really Love," Natalie Cole's "Inseparable" and more.


Stream Logic's New Album, 'Everybody'

Friday, May 05, 2017

The bi-racial rapper embodies humanity and race in his latest LP.


Basking In Sin: Some Initial Thoughts On Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.'

Friday, April 14, 2017

The NPR Music staff spent Friday morning listening to the rapper's new album. Here are eight reactions to what will likely go down as one of the best albums of 2017.


Songs We Love: Harriet Tubman, 'Blacktal Fractal'

Monday, February 27, 2017

The trio joins up with trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith for a jazz-rock track that reverberates with moments of victory.


Gallant: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, January 30, 2017

The rising R&B star performs three falsetto-drenched highlights from his 2016 debut, Ology — including "Bourbon," which features a guest rap from Chance The Rapper collaborator Saba.


Toast Of The Nation 2017

Friday, December 30, 2016

Celebrate the New Year from Blue Note venues around the world. The lineup includes The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Joshua Redman and Brad Meldau, Fred Hersch, Ron Carter, Buika and Dee Dee Bridgewater.


Hanukkah Lights 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

Hear holiday stories from authors Lia Pripstein, Elisa Albert, Ellen Orleans and R.L. Maizes.


The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra Swings In The Holidays

Friday, December 16, 2016

No stories, no interviews — just good jazz. Listen as Wynton Marsalis leads the orchestra through new arrangements of holiday classics.


The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra Performs Holiday Favorites

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Watch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra present swinging and soulful arrangements of favorite seasonal songs with Wynton Marsalis and a special guest, singer Catherine Russell.


'Harlem River Drive' Revisited With Eddie Palmieri

Friday, December 09, 2016

Palmieri's classic Latin funk album remains relevant 45 years later. This performance shows why.


Musical Cannibalism With Cyro Baptista

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Musical Cannibalism With Cyro Baptista