In this profile of Dawud Wharnsby Ali by Susan Hogan Albach, which was published in 2000 by the Dallas Morning News, readers learn more about what brought this talented Nasheed artist to Islam, how he expresses spirituality thorugh song, and about his work with Sound Vision.
Folk, jazz, rock, world-beat, classical, country: musical genres that have been defined and consistently evolving for decades. Many talented artists interpret, arrange and blend these genres with their unique styles. Few though, are able to claim being pioneers in charting a completely new musical market. Dawud Wharnsby, however, is one such artist.
In this review of Dawud Wharnsby Ali's CD collection of songs "The Prophet's Hands" (2002), the Dallas Morning News says of this Nasheed artist, "Count him among the very best artists writing and singing religious music today. And be grateful that he's still young, with many songs ahead of him."
In the "Prophet's Hands," Dawud-Wharnsby Ali adds intense and vital elements to the conversation he started with the Ummah in 1996, when he released his first recording of Islamic songs entitled "Whisper of Peace,". However, in this latest work, he retains the depth which pervades all his works.
Dawud Wharnsby Ali is the brother behind the beat of many of Sound Vision's nasheeds. He joined Sound Vision in 1996 and since then has recorded “Whisper of Peace”, “Colors of Islam”, “Road to Madinah”, “The Letter”, "Sunshine, Dust and the Messenger" and now "The Prophet's Hands".
Sound Vision aims to produce content that helps build bridges of understanding among Muslims and their neighbors, with emphasis on youth.
Sound Vision would like to see Muslims achieve their full potential as dynamic and creative individuals, who are comfortable with themselves and their environment.
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