Daoud Haroon has lived many lives in his 81 years. He grew up in the jazz clubs of Boston, shining shoes of many of the jazz greats as a young boy, and later playing alongside them as a percussionist and trombonist. He has worked in a wide range of trades from hat making to house painting.
He studied ethnomusicology and various forms of indigenous music from around the world, founded an Islamic education center in Houston, and most recently, received the 2014 United States Artists fellowship honoring him as “one of America’s most accomplished and innovative artists.”
Host Frank Stasio talks to Daoud Haroon about his life and personal philosophy about the intersections of music, social justice and religion.