There are two artists under this name. (1) A middle eastern jazz Arabic funk fusion ensemble that originates from the Raleigh/Durham Triangle of NC. The instrumentation is usually bass, oud, keys, dumbek, drum set, sometime a double neck guitar is thrown into the mix. It is an awesome blend of western and eastern ideas fusing seamlessly through “traditional” oriental themes, and western jazz/ funk. http://www.jaafarmusic.com/ (2) Jafaar is a soul singer from Birmingham, Alabama.