Abraham Jam Weekend: Free Public Talk
Date(s) - Sunday, November 04, 2012
First Presbyterian Church
There will be discussion at 12:30 p.m Nov. 4, with David LaMotte and Dawud Wharnsby at First Presbyterian Church, 321 W. South St. A light snack will be provided. The scheduling of the event is timed to allow those worshiping in other locations time to arrive downtown for the talk with the two musicians.
David LaMotte appeared in Kalamazoo as part of the 2011 Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. He is an award-winning songwriter and itinerant peace activist. LaMotte has spoken and sung with well-known world changers such as Desmond Tutu and civil rights hero John Lewis. His peacemaking work has taken him from Bosnia to Belfast and from Berlin to Bethlehem.
Dawud Wharnsby, a Canadian born poet and songwriter, began sharing his music with audiences as a street performer in his late teens. He now has 15 solo albums, two poetry anthologies, numerous sound-track credits, collaborations with several of the music industry’s most talented artists and performances in some of the world’s most prestigious theaters. Wharnsby’s writings of English language nasheed–spiritual hymns drawn from Koranic philosophy–were among the first of their kind written and distributed professionally around the world.