HABIBULLAH WARDAK is the son of immigrant parents who moved to Pakistan during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. He studied Afghan folk music and Indian classical music on the rubab (an Afghan stringed instrument) at the age of 8. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 11. He has been featured on many news sources such as the BBC, NPR and WTTW for his mastery of the rubab and performances of Afghan music. He also has collaborated on many projects with the University of Chicago, Miami University – Cincinatti and Columbia College Chicago, and has served as a consultant on Afghan culture and music. Past theatre work includes THE JUNGLE BOOK (Goodman Theatre). His father Abdullah Wardak also served as a cultural consultant for TimeLine’s production of BLOOD AND GIFTS.