Nader Khan is a Canadian singer/songwriter and arts educator, with a specific focus on traditional and contemporary Islamic devotional / Sufi music. Over the last 25 years, he toured and performed across Canada, United States, South Africa, United Kingdom, Norway, the West Indies, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore in solo performances, and on tours with other internationally renowned artists. Nader has also spearheaded various social justice initiatives that promote local and international relief efforts through Islamic devotional music, arts, youth engagement, and inspiration.
As an arts educator, Nader delivers drumming workshops for students of all ages. These workshops when delivered in schools, are tailored to address issues that many students face in a metropolitan area like Toronto – reconciling their multifaceted identities, bullying, and developing an appreciation of musical traditions from around the world. Nader also delivers a special series of workshops on The Fundamental Principles of Islamic Devotional Music.
In 2013, Nader launched #ShareTheProphet, bringing together service and devotion by channeling 100% of sales revenue from future albums into humanitarian causes. His second album, WATER was released in May 2015 to widespread critical acclaim. 100% of the album sales of Water will be going to WaterAid Canada.
In October 2014, Nader formed The Blacksmiths – a group of percussionists and vocalists from diverse backgrounds who all come together to provide a live backdrop to his songs.
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