Marwan Abado is one of those musicians who demonstrate that Austria is a land of music full of inspiration and interesting encounters. The native Palestinian has lived in Vienna for over 20 years and has played with many musicians from various cultures and styles, including Aliosha Biz, Timna Brauer, Alegre Correa, Yair Dalal, Krysztof Dobrek, Franz Hautzinger, Kamila Jubran, Otto Lechner, and Roland Neuwirth, among others... Marwan Abado was judged best artist in the category folk&world-international by the Austrian music magazine concerto in 2005 (together with K. Dobrek, A. Biz, A. Correa and R. Neuwirth for the CD and live-program "'s geht eh") and second best artist in the same category for his CD "Kabila" in 2006.
With his new top-class band, Abado once again manages to bridge the Arab music tradition, Western jazz and European classical music in his new programme, "Chansons Arabes" (Arab songs).
The makeup of the band promises us pure musical bliss: Miki Liebermann was an electric guitarist in Kurt Ostbahn's Chefpartie for a long time and is seen as one of Austria's best female jazz guitarists. Joanna Lewis, along with her Koehne Quartet is one of the most renowned interpreters in contemporary classical music in Europe. Abados Duo's long-standing partner, Peter Rosmanith, creates a firm bass underpinning with his percussion, and Georg Graf will join Abado for the first time as one of the most versatile wind instrumentalists of the Austrian world music scene.
Cds: SON OF THE SOUTH (solo) (extraplatte) MARAKEB (Marwan Abado, Peter Rosamnith & guests) (iris-music, harmonia mundi)
KABILA (Marwan Abado; Joanna Lewis; Otto Lechner; Peter Rosmanith) (iris-music, harmonia mundi);