The Sacred Forbidden Music: from the Music Meditation Sessions

by Dawoud

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About 10 years ago, Dawoud developed a method of music performance for yoga and martial arts classes. The idea was to both harmonize the music with the energies invoked in the class, and to invoke energies needed. For example, a kung fu master whose classes Dawoud provided music for had a system of martial arts based on the Five Chinese Elements. Dawoud would improvise using a musical form analogous to whatever Element was being worked with and synchronize the musical flow and dynamics with the class. As time passed, he incorporated elements of Indian raga, and many other musical forms for the purpose of creating a system of improvisation that utilizes, at will, the psychoactive properties of music.

Inevitably, Dawoud began to use the techniques he developed to conduct guided meditation. The difference here is that while guided meditations have traditionally used words, suggestions, imagery, etc. to guide the individual and group meditation, Music Meditation uses musical form. The music for these Sessions is completely improvised. Each Session is specific to a particular time and place.

The results were successful. Attendees reported effects ranging from relaxation and refreshment, to recovering repressed memories, deep meditation states, trances and visions, and astral travel.

It is important to understand that this is not a sound meditation, although it employs elements of this. What Dawoud has developed is unique and unprecedented.

This music is called the Sacred Forbidden Music.


released September 21, 2016



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Dawoud New York, New York

Dawoud is a multi instrumentalist, composer, improviser, and leads the Mystic Ethno-jazz Electronica ensemble God's Unruly Friends.

Their music, a blend of east and west, acoustic and electronic, modern and ancient, seeks to transcend genre. Its primary concern is the psychoactive properties of music. It is a unique and beautiful musical experience.
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