An "oldie" but still powerful and relevant (Beirut above and Hashish below). Some info about Maalouf:
Maalouf was born into a family of intellectuals and artists; he is the son of trumpeter Nassim Maalouf and pianist Nada Maalouf, nephew of the writer Amin Maalouf and grandson of journalist, poet and musicologist Rushdi Maalouf. He is noted for playing Arabic music with quarter tones on the trumpet, which is a rare skill, pioneered by his father in the 1960s. His family fled Lebanon in the midst of a civil war and Maalouf grew up in the Paris suburbs with both parents and his sister. After having featured on the albums of many different artists, Ibrahim issued his first album in October 2007.