Category Archives: Audio Nasheed Zone

Dawud Wharnsby Ali

Dawud Wharnsby Alihttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2a/Dawud_Wharnsby_Ali.jpg

Artists Website: www.wharnsby.com

Folk, jazz, rock, world, 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 niche. Dawud Wharnsby, however, is such an artist.

A third generation Canadian with Scottish and English roots, Dawud Wharnsbys recordings and reputation have established him as an institution in the realm of English language Nasheed (spiritual songs of a world-rhythm/folk style, drawn from Islamic cultural and musical roots). In true folk-song tradition, his writings have taken on a life of their own spreading far beyond officially targeted territories by way of a bootleg industry which circulates his recordings unofficially and uncontrollably throughout the world. Though distribution of Wharnsbys material is difficult to gage, his efforts have spawned an artistic movement and musical industry of young artists hailing from Los Angeles, London, Jakarta and all stops in between.

A traveler, writer, troubadour and multi-instrumentalist, Dawud (David) Wharnsby first emerged onto the North American folk music scene in 1991. His debut solo recording Blue Walls and The Big Sky? (1995), firmly established his skills not only as a crafty lyricist, but also as a powerful vocalist, capable of drawing listeners into his world like a vibrant stage actor or an intimate storyteller. Continue reading

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Various Nasheed Singers Collection

Yusuf Islamhttp://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb72/Arabescal/YusufIslam/Now_Then.jpg (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; 21 July 1948) commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British musician.

Stevens converted to Islam at the height of his fame, in December 1977 and adopted his Muslim name, Yusuf Islam, the following year. In 1979, he auctioned all his guitars away for charity and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community. He has been given several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including 2003’s World Award, the 2004 Man for Peace Award, and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace. Continue reading

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Zain Bhikha

Zain Bhikha

Zain Bhikha,http://www.islamic-relief.com/Uk/Images/Zain.jpgborn August 9, 1974, is a South African Muslim singer-songwriter, who has achieved fame as a performer of nasheed songs. Tied to other prominent Muslim entertainers, including Yusuf Islam and Dawud Wharnsby Ali, Bhikha has collaborated on albums with other artists, and has released several solo albums as well. He has written several religious albums concerning Islam.

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Ahmed Bukhatir

Ahmed Bukhatir http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_36ZoxX1H8NY/RuUKTOiR9vI/AAAAAAAAAEU/UwrU8S799FY/s400/yaakhi.jpg(Arabic: ???? ???????) is a traditional Islamic singer, born in 1975. He is from a famous family in Sharjah and is well known in UAE. He started singing in 1989, and achieved positive response from the audience. He has already released 6 albums: Hasanat, Daani, Samtan, Fartaqi, Al Quds Tunadena, and Entasaf Al Layl.

Ahmed started singing in 1989 so that he could have an outlet to express himself. Without any formal training, by the age of 27 Ahmed was performing at sold out Concerts attended by Royal Families of UAE. Over the years Ahmed has performed on various occasions for different causes in UAE and abroad.

He performed at the Holy Quraan competition attended by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al Sudais. He then became internationally acclaimed when he performed at the Excel Hall London in front of twenty thousand and with stars from around the world. Continue reading

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