Rabih Abou-Khalil is a Lebanese oud player and composer. He occasionally performs on flute. He has often blended traditional Arab music and Turkish music with jazz, and has collaborated with musicians from the Turkish and Arab music traditions, along with a variety of Western jazz musicians. Rabih Abou-Khalil grew up in Beirut and moved to Munich, Germany during the civil war in 1978. From early on, he learnt to play the oud, a fretless string instrument, similar to the European lute or Greek bouzouki.