...also, here's some music in Arabic and Farsi that is, from the little I know of middle-eastern music, a bit more modern/pop sounding than most of it. By Amine, a Morrocan/French singer, and Arash, who is Iranian/Swedish. If you've never heard Farsi, I suggest giving it a listen, I think it's particularly pretty in the third upload.
Had Lila - Amine
Kindir - Amine
Arash - Arash
Chori, Chori (Great Barrier Radio Remix) - Aneela feat. Arash (Hindi electronica)
Nari Narain - Hisham Abbas