Suraya Mohamed

Suraya Mohamed appears in the following:

Musical Cannibalism With Cyro Baptista

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Brazilian percussionist lives by the philosophy of "cultural cannibalism" — eating, digesting and regurgitating culture and information to create experimental music.


The Lush Life Of Billy Strayhorn

Thursday, November 03, 2016

The composer was remarkable not only for his harmonically rich collaborations with Duke Ellington, but for living as an openly gay black man in the 1940s.


Down Home In Treme With John Boutté And Shannon Powell

Thursday, October 27, 2016

New Orleans is a place where you throw a parade for a funeral, where joyful music is found in struggle. In this concert documentary, two local legends show off their hometown pride.


Herbie Hancock's Latest Voyage

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Herbie Hancock and his latest band push the boundaries of jazz in a concert at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in New York City.


RDGLDGRN: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, October 14, 2016

The D.C.-area band crafts a striking mix of rock, hip-hop, funk, go-go and Brazilian sounds, fused with energy and humor.


Oliver Jones: A Canadian Jazz Legend Heads Home

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Oliver Jones may be the most famous living jazz pianist you've never heard of. But in Canada, Oliver Jones is a champion for jazz — adored in his native Quebec and across the country.


Dance Like Animals In Wynton Marsalis' 'Spaces'

Friday, October 07, 2016

Tap dancer Jared Grimes and street dancer Lil Buck embody animals in Marsalis' new jazz suite.


Eddie Palmieri: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 19, 2016

An icon for both modern and Latin jazz, the veteran performer continues to break tradition and innovate within many musical styles, including salsa, fusion, Latin funk and more.


Chick Corea & Gary Burton: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, June 13, 2016

The two highly decorated jazz legends could barely fit their instruments behind the Tiny Desk. But once they did, their unique musical chemistry took over.


Rahim AlHaj: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, November 13, 2015

Ancestor to the lute and the guitar, the oud ‎is an ancient stringed instrument commonly played throughout the Middle East, North Africa and countries like Greece and Turkey. The oud has charmed audiences for more than 5,000 years, and the tradition continues with this reverent performance by one of the ...


Lianne La Havas: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, October 02, 2015

In 2012, my kids introduced me to Lianne La Havas' debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough? One play and I was hooked; I've been a fan ever since. Her music works for any activity, any emotion.

The first time I saw La Havas live, I was unprepared for ...


Oddisee: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, June 26, 2015

Amir Elkhalifa, a.k.a. Oddisee, is an emergent standout in hip-hop. The Prince Georges County, Md., native says he made his new album, The Good Fight, as a reminder that music comes before hip-hop; that music can trigger indescribable feelings; that music is a meditation on our capacity to love; and, ...


Afro Blue: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, January 13, 2014

"Afro Blue" is a jazz standard written by Mongo Santamaria in 1959, with a lyric added later by Oscar Brown Jr. It's been performed countless times, by everyone from John Coltrane to Robert Glasper and Erykah Badu. The beautifully understated words include the phrases "undulating ...