Dawud Wharnsby

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27, 1972
Kitchener, Canada
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27, 1972 (age 50)
Kitchener, Canada


Known for combining the Islamic vocal music style of Anasheed with spoken word poetry, this songwriter, vocalist, poet, and multi-instrumentalist released such solo albums as The Poets and The Prophet and Blue Walls and the Big Sky.

Before Fame

During his late teens, he performed in a professional stage production of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar and went on to tour with a folk music group called Crakenthorpe's Teapot. In his early twenties, he was hired by several children's theater companies as both a puppeteer and a traveling actor.


In 2003, he converted to Islam and changed his legal name from David Howard Wharnsby to Dawud Ali Wharnsby.

Family Life

A native of Ontario, Canada, he later spent time in Colorado and Pakistan with his wife and children.

Associated With

He contributed to the scholarship fund of the Rod Serling Memorial Foundation.