Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a Pakistani musician, a singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis, who popularised this music to a worldwide audience. He is popularly known as “Shahenshah-e-Qawwali”, meaning “The King of Kings of Qawwali”. Khan released albums in Europe, India, Japan, Pakistan, and the U.S.A. He engaged in collaborations and experiments with Western artists, becoming a well-known world music artist performing in over 40 countries.
Mustt Mustt is the fusion album collaboration between Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and guitarist and producer Michael Brook. It was rock musician Peter Gabriel who suggested that Brook and Khan work together. It was released in 1990 on Gabriel’s Real World Records label.
The opening song, ‘Mustt Mustt’, draws upon various devotional lyrics about a particular Sufi saint, upon which Nusrat has then improvised. The song “Mustt Mustt” was remixed by British trip hop group Massive Attack and was a club hit in the United Kingdom, being the first song in Urdu to reach the British charts.
Vocals - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Guitar - Robert Ahwai
Djembe - David Bottrill
Guitar - Michael Brook
Bass - Darryl Johnson
Harmonium, Vocals - Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan
Djembe - James Pinker
Recorded and mixed at Real World Studios
Produced by Michael Brook. Engineered by David Bottrill. Assistant engineer Richard Blair. Mixed by Michael Brook and David Bottrill