I've noticed several threads devoted to western music on Buddhist forums, but I've never seen one devoted to eastern music, so I thought I'd create one because I've always loved eastern and eastern-sounding music.
Please post here any 1) traditional eastern music, 2) eastern pop music, or 3) western music which is influenced by eastern music or which is about an Asian country. The definition of "eastern" can be quite broad and may include the music of Eastern European countries which sounds quite eastern.
Okay, traditional music. I have to start off with Ravi Shankar who did a huge amount to popularize eastern music in the west.
I've just been discovering Kazakh folk music recently which I think is beautiful.
Now for eastern popular music. Time to get Bollywood on you all!
The following one is in-between. It features the great Pakistani Sufi singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He was classically trained in ragas, but he collaborated with many western musicians.
Finally, for an eastern-influenced and inspired western song, here's "Sweet Taste of India" by Aerosmith.