447 Central Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11221
If Dawoud’s music could be defined, it would be Mystic Ethno-Jazz Electronica. It’s a jazz experience from an other-worldly realm; a New Age experience with a Downbeat / electronica edge. His music is peaceful yet powerful, and will awaken within you a hidden source of energy as a friend and guide on your journey. Inspired by the vast musical traditions from around the world; east and west, acoustic and electronic, modern and ancient. Dawoud uses these varied genres to provide a creative and sacred inspiration, and illuminate a new musical path. He is a multi instrumentalist, composer, improviser, and band leader of the ensembles Renegade Sufi and God’s Unruly Friends.
In addition to being an accomplished guitarist and bassist, it is his work on the sitar and dilruba that have earned his reputation as “The Jimi Hendrix of the sitar,” His experiments with applying jazz technique and electronics to the traditional music and techniques are unprecedented, and seeks to extend the boundaries of the instruments. He has performed in the US and Europe, appeared on many recordings, has composed for film, theater, and dance performances, and has enjoyed radio airplay in the US, Europe, Russia, and Indonesia.
Some of the people he has worked with include Lauryn Hill, Nona Hendryx, Marie Alphonso (Zap Mama), DJ Celt Islam, SoSaLa, Gypsy Groovez Orchestra, Sayyd Abdul Khabir, the Brooklyn Raga Massive Orchestra, Junni Booth, and Daniel Carter.
Dawoud conducts Music Meditation Sessions, wherein he guides group meditation using musical form and sound.
On Sunday, December 10th, I will offer a performance of the Sacred Forbidden Music. This is the psychoactive music I use with my Music Meditation Sessions – with a few variations. This will be the mystical, unpredictable musical peregrinations you all know and love in a Dawoud solo concert.