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Dawud Wharnsby

Canadian born artisan, writer and troubadour Dawud Wharnsby began sharing his songs with audiences as a street performer in his late teens. Over two decades later, his body of work includes a string of fifteen solo albums, five poetry anthologies, numerous sound-track credits, performances in some of the world’s most prestigious theatres and collaborations with several celebrated artists (including Hadiqa Kiani, Zain Bhikha, bassist Danny Thompson, Juno Award winning Stephen Fearing and Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame inductee Yusuf/Cat Stevens).

In true folk-music tradition, Wharnsby’s songs have taken on a life of their own ~ spreading around the world, ringing out in primary schools, universities, places of worship, rallies and conventions ~ with words that have found their way into listener’s hearts, regardless of age.

Dawud is also a member of Abraham Jam. Alongside David LaMotte and Billy Jonas, Abraham Jam use song to celebrate mutual support and respect between Abrahamic traditions. In his hometown, Dawud is a frequent collaborator with the Inshallah Singers and co-leader of Inshallah Kids ~ community music projects focusing on songs of peace and justice.

As a voice for the socially-conscious and spiritually-motivated, Dawud’s books, recordings, articles and intimate live performances have inspired a generation of educators, musicians, poets, artists and professionals. He manages his own music publishing company, audio studio and independent music label, which help fund his ongoing work alongside several humanitarian and educational initiatives.

“Wharnsby’s message is substantive, and his vocals are compelling, similar in style to Peter Yarrow and Paul Simon.” ~ Dallas Morning News