3 Mustaphas 3

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3 Mustaphas 3 did much to popularise world music in the mid- to late 80s, revealing a serious musical intent behind the elaborate mythology that saw each band member adopting 6 August as an official birthday in order to avoid confusion.

Niaveti Mustapha III (b. Tim Fienburgh; flutes, German bagpipes), Hijaz Mustapha (b. Ben Mandelson; violin, bouzouki), Houzam Mustapha (b. Nigel Watson (3); drums), Sabah Habas Mustapha (b. Colin Bass; bass, percussion), Kemo "Kem Kem" Mustapha (b. Kim Burton; accordion, piano), and Daoudi Mustapha (clarinet) made their UK debut in August 1982.

The humorous ensemble was first brought to public attention by BBC Radio 1 disc jockey John Peel. The band attracted a degree of criticism for not taking their music seriously, but the end product was still extremely popular with audiences both in Europe and the USA.
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Albums

FEZ 002 3 Mustaphas 3 - Local Music album art 3 Mustaphas 3 Present L'Orchestre "Bam" De Grand Mustapha International And Party 3 Mustaphas 3 Present L'Orchestre "Bam" De Grand Mustapha International And Party - Local Music(LP, Album) Globe Style FEZ 002 UK 1986 Sell This Version
3 Mustaphas 3 - Shopping album art 3 Mustaphas 3 Shopping (Album) Globe Style France 1987 Sell This Version
3 Mustaphas 3 - Heart Of Uncle album art 3 Mustaphas 3 Heart Of Uncle (Album) Globe Style UK 1989 Sell This Version
3 Mustaphas 3 - Soup Of The Century album art 3 Mustaphas 3 Soup Of The Century (Album) Globe Style, Fez-O-Phone Germany 1990 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FEZ 001 3 Mustaphas 3 - Bam! Mustaphas Play Stereo album art 3 Mustaphas 3 Bam! Mustaphas Play Stereo(12") Globe Style FEZ 001 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
3 Mustaphas 3 - Si Vous Passez Par Là album art 3 Mustaphas 3 Si Vous Passez Par Là (Single) Globe Style UK 1986 Sell This Version
NST 120 3 Mustaphas 3 - Shouffi Rhirou / ¿Voulez-Vous Danser? / Darling Don't Say 'No' album art 3 Mustaphas 3 Shouffi Rhirou / ¿Voulez-Vous Danser? / Darling Don't Say 'No'(12") Globe Style NST 120 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
3 Mustaphas 3 - Trouble Fezz Meets 3 Mustaphas 3 album art 3 Mustaphas 3, Trouble Fezz 3 Mustaphas 3, Trouble Fezz - Trouble Fezz Meets 3 Mustaphas 3 (Single, Maxi) Globe Style, Globe Style UK 1988 Sell This Version
3 Mustaphas 3 - Linda Linda album art 3 Mustaphas 3 Linda Linda (Single) Globe Style Germany 1988 Sell This Version
3 Mustaphas 3 - Bukë E Kripë Në Vatër Tonë album art 3 Mustaphas 3 Bukë E Kripë Në Vatër Tonë (Maxi) Globe Style UK 1990 Sell This Version
Shanachie-7011 3 Mustaphas 3 - Fiz'n (Lost Refrigeration) New York Mix album art Three Mustaphas Three* Fiz'n (Lost Refrigeration) New York Mix(12", Maxi) Shanachie Shanachie-7011 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

3 Mustaphas 3 - From The Balkans To Your Heart - The Radio Years album art 3 Mustaphas 3 From The Balkans To Your Heart - The Radio Years (Comp) Exil Germany 1986 Sell This Version
3 Mustaphas 3 - Friends, Fiends & Fronds album art 3 Mustaphas 3 Friends, Fiends & Fronds (Comp) Globe Style UK 1991 Sell This Version
CDFEZ 005 3 Mustaphas 3 - Bam! Big Mustaphas Play Stereolocalmusic album art 3 Mustaphas 3 Bam! Big Mustaphas Play Stereolocalmusic(CD, Comp, RE) Globe Style CDFEZ 005 UK 1997 Sell This Version
3 Mustaphas 3 - Play Musty For Me album art 3 Mustaphas 3 Play Musty For Me (Comp) Kartini Germany 2001 Sell This Version