Born in Beirut in 1955. His father, Mahmoud Al-Rashidi was one of the first violin players in Lebanon. His wife is artist Iman Bikdash.
Upon the outbreak of the civil war in 1975, he worked on organizing popular committees to support citizens in the face of war. In this climate, he composed and sang his first song Ounadikom based on the poem of the late Palestinian poet Tawfiq Ziad. The song was translated into four languages and listened to by more than five million people. In 1978 he joined the Institute of Fine Arts at the Lebanese University and graduated with a degree in Theatre.
Since 1975, Ahmad Kaabour has held many concerts in cultural, educational, and social institutions. He contributed to children’s productions such as Firkat Al-Sanabel and the Lebanese Puppet Theater. Kaabour performed in many Lebanese and international festivals and toured in many European and Arab cities.
His musical pieces are still heard today on Arab radio channels. Ahmad Kaabour fulfilled his dream of portraying Wadih Haddad, a Palestinian Liberation Front leader in the movie Carlos by French director Olivier Assayas.