They claim to originate from the Balkansbut play music from various parts of the world. Their slogan, "Forward in all directions! Active at the end of the s and the beginning of the s, they have now stopped producing and performing together, but haven't officially disbanded. In truth, however, the creation of the band began in when guitarist and musicologist Ben Mandelson, also known as Hijaz Mustapha, and Uncle Patrel, also known as Lu Edmondsstarted playing together, along with Patrel's other "nephews", Fizn (Mark Kamins Remix) - 3 Mustaphas 3 Houzam, Isfa'ani, Oussack and Niaveti III.
Before World music became a genre, they were already playing musical styles from all around the globe. According to band members the first concert was held in a London restaurant that year. With tracks ranging from a Country song in Japanese to a Mexican traditional sung in Hindiand going through a mix of Irish, ScottishGreekAlbanianKlezmer and many more styles, the Mustaphas broke many barriers Toxic - Live - Zora Young - The French Connection ethnic music styles.
Daoudi joined during the recording and performed woodwinds. By the end of the year the band was no longer playing together. Sabah Habas pursued a solo career, releasing albums as Colin Bass, or performing with his band Camel as well as the Jugala Allstars from Indonesiaand Hijaz became a producer.
The two were featured, together with Houzam, in an album from Zimbabwean artist Stella Chiweshe. Oussack Ray Cooper joined Oysterband under the name Chopper. Another 3M3 album was released in containing live performances, and Sabah Habas and Hijaz came together again in to pick songs to include in their final live album, Play Musty for Me.
During the height of their fame, the 3 Mustaphas 3 invited audiences to bring ripe cheeses to concerts, which the Mustaphas would attempt to identify on stage.
An onstage refrigerator holding fresh fruit which could be offered to the audience was an essential item demanded by the band from any serious concert promoter.
Indeed, the fridge itself was a revered Fizn (Mark Kamins Remix) - 3 Mustaphas 3 for the Mustapha family as it keeps food fresh hence the cry often heard in intense moments of performance: "Can we take it to the fridge? Let me take it to the fridge! Intogether with Ian A. They toured UK venues in January From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification.
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