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Recommended Concert: God’s Unruly Friends…who are they?

God's Unruly Friends posterDate: Monday, March 9, 2015
Time: 7pm
Venue: Theater for the New City / Cino Theater (155 1st Avenue, b/w 10th & 11th street, New York City 10003, 212-254-1109)
Ticket: $15
Genre: psychedelic-ambient jazz/electric sitar music/improv

God’s Unruly Friends! The new musical event led by master musician Dawoud!

God’s Unruly Friends picks up where Dawoud’s previous ensemble Renegade Sufi left off. Featuring Latif Kurfirst (percussion), Chenana Manno (singing bowls, bass, dance, vocals), and led by Dawoud (exotic string instruments, such as the sitar and dilruba, laptop, vocals), and special guest t.b.a.. They offer music improvised from elements from many musical genres, and translates non musical concepts into musical ideas.

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Music Meets Activism: “Artists’ Pay for Radio Play” Event At Le Poisson Rouge (NY)

Content Creators Coalition flierDate: February 25, 2014
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (NY)

Review by Dawoud Kringle

On Tuesday, February 24th, Le Poisson Rouge played host to an important event which was sponsored by the NY chapter of the Content Creators Coalition. One that may well be a landmark in the unfolding of the way that the music business is conducted.

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Concert Review: Renegade Sufi & Truculently Audacious…both bands are definitely worth seeking out and enjoying for fans of creatively eclectic music.

Venue: Drom (NY)
Date: November 24, 2013

Concert review and photos by Matt Cole and Linda Boney

On Sunday, the 24th of November, I caught an enjoyable double bill of Dawoud Kringle‘s eclectic ensemble Renegade Sufi and Holly Cordero‘s jazzy project Truculently Audacious at Alphabet City’s Drom. Though different stylistically on the surface, these two bands nonetheless went quite well together.

Truculently Audacious (Photo by Matt Cole)

Truculently Audacious
(Photo by Matt Cole)

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Recommended Concert: Renegade Sufi & Truculently Audacious @ Drom next Sunday!

Photo courtesy of Dawoud

Photo courtesy of Dawoud

Date: Sunday, November 24, 2013
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Venue: Drom (85 Avenue A, NY, NY 10009, 212- 777-1157)
Ticket: $1o
Genre: sitar-based electronic jazz/jazz

Renegade Sufi is an ensemble led by multi-instrumentalist/composer/improviser Dawoud who has performed and recorded with such artists as Lauryn Hill, James Blood Ulmer, and Nona Hendryx. Renegade Sufi plays a singular blend of sitar-based electronic jazz. The group expands upon classical raga with otherworldly electronics, hypnotic drum loops, and free-jazz-style improvisation to produce deep, trancelike grooves. Dawoud from the midwest, USA, yet a Muslim-Sufi somehow steeped in the mysticism of the Far East, carrying the Ravi Shankar/George Harrison banner into the next generation.

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