Brother Dash

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Brother Dash
Birth name Dasham K Brookins
Also known as Brother Dash
Born (1971-12-03) December 3, 1971 (age 45)
Brooklyn, New York,
United States
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Spoken Word
Occupation(s) Poet, writer and photographer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2003–present
Labels Independent
Associated acts Khaleel Muhammed,
Amir Sulaiman

Brother Dash (born Dasham K. Brookins; December 3, 1971 in Brooklyn, New York, United States) is an American Muslim spoken word artist, essayist and photographer.[1]


Brother Dash has performed and spoken at innumerable venues for both Muslim and non-Muslim audiences, including the Isna convention, the MSA National convention, EidFest!, Global Peace and Unity Event in London, MuslimFest in Toronto, and many universities, including Yale, Columbia, Rutgers, Cambridge and Drew. He has been featured on and performed for many media outlets, including the BBC Radio 4’s documentary "Sing Your Own Psalms",[2] WBAI, WTOR, Islam Channel, and Al-Arabiya TV.

Brother Dash is the founder of the arts-based non-profit organization I Inspire, inc., which "provides comfort, inspiration and empowerment through the arts."[3]



  • Spoken Soul (2009)
  • Poetically Speaking: Savory Spoken Word...Spiritually Served (2007)
  • The MuslimPoet EP (2005)


  • Rhyme and Reason, The Poets of Metaphorical Records (2003)

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