Tag Archives: Dawoud Kringle


Dawoud In A Rare Solo Performance

On Thursday, June 29th, the New York New Church will present Dawoud. Dawoud will offer a concert performance of new music, improvisations on themes ancient and modern, and selections from the Harmolodic Raga Cycle, and the Sacred Forbidden Music.

Dawoud Kringle is a multi instrumentalist, composer, improviser, and band leader of the ensemble GODS UNRULY FRIENDS. His work on the sitar and dilruba is unique. His experiments with applying jazz technique and electronics to the traditional approach are in many ways unprecedented. Described by Italian writer Kristin Parascondolo as “The Jimi Hendrix of the sitar,” Dawoud seeks to extend the boundaries of the instrument. He has performed in the US and Europe, appeared on many recordings, and has enjoyed radio airplay in the US, Europe, Russia, and Indonesia. Dawoud is also an accomplished guitarist, bassist, and has composed for film, theater, and dance performances; and conducts music meditation session, improvises music for yoga and martial arts classes. In addition to being an accomplished writer / novelist, writing for several online publications, published a Sufi science fiction novel, at work on his second novel and a textbook on music, he is also a volunteer Islamic Minister for the New York City Department of Corrections.


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Book Review: Clive Stevens’ Autobiography “This World and Other Worlds: Quest of a Light Warrior”


Clive StevensBook review by Dawoud Kringle

How does one go about writing an autobiography? Such a task is much easier said than done, and there are almost limitless pitfalls one must avoid in undertaking such a project. Of course the first question one must ask is this: why should I write an autobiography? What justifies committing the history of my life to the literary form?

Clive Stevens has answered that question.

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Open Letter to all Professional Musicians: Your Success Is Everybody’s Success!

Professional musicians: Music Is Not Free 1An Editorial and Commentary on Musical Professionalism By Dawoud Kringle

Look, I get it, OK? This is a hard life we chose. We are trying to cultivate our skills and build a career and a reputation for ourselves. And somehow, through it all, we have to pay the bills, keep a roof over our heads, and put food on the table.

As we all know, there is some sort of mythological historical model that musicians must pay their dues. And despite the vague details surrounding this idea, there is certainly some truth to it. A musician must prove him or herself, must cultivate his or her skills, and build one’s business from the foundation up.

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MFM Talk Series With Medical Musician Andrew Schulman

Review by Dawoud Kringle

Andrew Schulman book cover

Date: April 26, 2017
Venue: WeWork Bryant Park (NY)

Musicians for Musician (MFM) presented the second of its Talk Series with Andrew Schulman, author of Waking the Spirit: a Musician’s Journey Healing Body. Mind, and Soul and creator of a profession he calls medical musician.

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