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International musician and poet Dawud Wharnsby performs at Denbigh High School

24 November 2009
As part of Inter Faith Week the international musician and poet Dawud Wharnsby visited Denbigh High School to run a workshop with year 9 students from Denbigh High School and Challney High School for Boys.
Dawud Wharnsby singingBorn and raised in Canada, Dawud Wharnsby began performing over twenty years ago and has produced over fifteen albums. During his career Dawud has collaborated with the likes of Cat Stevens and he has made numerous television and radio appearances.
In recent years Dawud has become more actively involved with educational initiatives that involve promoting artistic ex pression as a means of achieving positive social change. His involvement with Inter Faith Week is connected with his work in this area and includes a tour of the UK where he has visited Birmingham, London, Leicester and Slough. His next performance is on the 12th December in the United States where he will be performing at a benefit concert for children around the world.
Associate Principal Daniel Connor said: During his visit Dawud sang several songs from his repertoire and also led the students in a discussion about tolerance, community cohesion, combating violence and adopting a positive attitude to life. His songs and his messages were very well received by the pupils.
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Inter Faith Week ran from the 15th 21st November and is a national event that is facilitated by communities and local government in partnership with the Inter Faith Network for the UK. The aim of the week is to strengthen the relationships between different faiths at all levels across society.