Somewhere on some blog I was reading someone mentioned this guy's music and I checked it out and love it. I wish I could give credit to who ever put me on to him but thanks is going out to the blogsphere for this.
His name is Idan Raichel and his music is fascinating:
The Idan Raichel Project burst onto the Israeli music scene in 2002, changing the face of Israeli popular music and offering a message of love and tolerance that resonated strongly in a region of the world where the headlines are too often dominated by conflict. With an enchanting blend of Ethiopian and Middle Eastern flavors coupled with sophisticated production techniques and a spectacular live show, the Idan Raichel Project has become one of the most unexpected success stories in Israeli music today. Read the rest here