Last week I finally got a copy of AsFâr by Le Trio Joubran, an album I've had my eye on for several years now. And I have to say I'm thoroughly enjoying it. The group is composed of three brothers from Nazareth, who all play the oud--an ancestor of the guitar that's akin to a 12-string lute. The music is engrossing and exotic and technically fantastic. Here's the brothers performing "Laytana", which isn't one of the tracks on AsFâr, but is a good example of the music's flavor.