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Spiritually Uplifting

Concerts to feature Muslim singer-songwriter and world ambassador

9/6/2017, 1:59 p.m.
Dawud Wharnsby comes to Portland for two spiritually uplifting Nasheed concerts sponsored by the Muslim Educational Trust.
Dawud Whansby promotes a universalist understanding of Islam.

Dawud Wharnsby, a Muslim singer-songwriter and world ambassador for promoting a universalist understanding of Islam, comes to Portland for two spiritually uplifting Nasheed concerts sponsored by the Muslim Educational Trust.

The performances, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the MET Center. 10330 S.W. Scholls Ferry Rd., and Saturday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at Director Park, 877 S.W. Taylor St., will be free events for all ages to enjoy.

Wharnsby is a multi-instrumentalist performer, poet, educator and television personality from Canada who is best known for his musical/poetic genre of English language Nasheed and spoken word. Nasheed is Arabic for poetically rich vocal music sung in cappella or accompanied by percussion instruments.