Canadian born poet and songwriter David "Dawud" Wharnsby began sharing his songs with audiences as a street performer in his late teens. Over two decades later, his career as a troubadour has yielded 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 Irshad Khan, Chris McKhool, Danny Thompson, Stephen Fearing, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Hadiqa Kiani and Zain Bhikha).
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.
As a voice for the socially-conscious and spiritually-driven, Wharnsby’s poetry, songs, 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.