Palestinian singer, composer and oud player. He has lived in Vienna for over 20 years and has played with many musicians from various cultures and styles, including among others Timna Brauer, Franz Hautzinger, Kamila Jubran, and Charbel Rouhana. Abado was selected best artist in the category folk & world-international by the Austrian music magazine Concerto in 2005. In 2006 Abado was selected second best artist in the same category for his album Kabila. In November 2008 Abado received the Federal Medal of Intercultural Dialogue from the Austrian Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture, for his engagement in intercultural dialogue. Besides his own musical programs Abado has also composed for film and theatre. His latest theatre compositions can be heard in Vienna’s renowned Akademietheater in the play Incendie by Wajdi Mouawad.