This is Dawoud playing sitar in this video. He was videotaped at the Yippie Museum Cafe in the Lower East Side March 7th, 2010.
He’s based in New York City. Details will be found at www.renegadesufi.com.
The piece he’s playing is called “Veiled Rose”. It is an instrumental love song he wrote for a woman he fell in love with some years back. Circumstances forced her and him apart, and he wrote this in honor of her. The melody is based on a traditional African scale (D E G A B D).