Friends, Fiends & Fronds

Friends, Fiends & Fronds

by 3 Mustaphas 3
     
 
A collection of mostly singles (both "A" and "B" sides) and remixes, Friends, Fiends and Fronds is yet another example of 3 Mustaphas 3's unpredictable and risk-taking nature. A generous dose of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean styles can be found, and true to form, the group successfully incorporates everything from Afro-Cuban salsa to Scottish/Celtic music.

Overview

A collection of mostly singles (both "A" and "B" sides) and remixes, Friends, Fiends and Fronds is yet another example of 3 Mustaphas 3's unpredictable and risk-taking nature. A generous dose of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean styles can be found, and true to form, the group successfully incorporates everything from Afro-Cuban salsa to Scottish/Celtic music. Some of the material, although enjoyable, isn't essential, and in general, this CD isn't in a class with Heart of Uncle or Soup of the Century. Nonetheless, there's a lot to admire here -- including "Linda Linda" (which brings together Afro-Cuban and Middle Eastern elements) and the Greek-oriented "Anapse to Cigaro." This is a CD that can make you think you're in Ankara one minute and Havana the next.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/1994
Label:
Omnium
UPC:
0038146200329
catalogNumber:
2003

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Performance Credits

3 Mustaphas 3   Primary Artist
Sabah   Synthesizer,Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Ljupcho Apchevski   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Eeg Strings   Strings,Trumpet
Sally Herbert   Violin
Hijaz   Bouzouki,Guitar,Violin,Hawaiian Guitar
Houzam   Trombone,Drums,Vocals
Isfa'ani   Percussion,Drums,Djembe,talking drum
Kemo   Piano,Accordion,Keyboards,Announcer
Rachel Maguire   Strings,Background Vocals
Robin Adnan Mastaffasson   Dumbek,Drums,Tambourine
M'abah Mustapha   Violin
W'abah Mustapha   Violin
Niaveti 3   Flute,Strings,Accordion,Drums
Jocelyn Pook   Viola
Anne Stephenson   Violin
Uncle   Strings,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Robert Woolhard   Cello
Robert Woollard   Cello
Daoudi   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Michael Thomas   Strings,Background Vocals
Rick Koster   Strings,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Sabah   Contributor
Ljupcho Apchevski   Contributor
Houzam   Programming,Contributor
Rachel Maguire   Contributor
Niaveti 3   Arranger,String Arrangements
Uncle   Contributor
Isfa Ani Mustapha   Composer
Patrel Mustapha   Liner Notes
Michael Thomas   Contributor
Rick Koster   Contributor

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