Sunday, August 24, 2014

Joujouka Boujeloud before European Beat Network Conference in Tangier Burroughs100 Nov 2014

In prelude to the European Beat Networks Conference which, this year honors William S Burroughs in his centenary year the Master Musicians of Joujouka will perform Boujeloud on Sat 15 November in the village. The price includes pick up and return to Ksar El Kebir, meals and accommodation for one night in the village. If you are not on a mailing list email for more details. Use Paypal Button below to pay 100 euro.

Friday, June 27, 2014

One for the early birds official booking opens 31 June 2014 MMOJFestival2015

For the early birds official booking opens 31 June 2014.

Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 5-7 June 2015

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Video of Boujeloud at Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 2013

 The Sonic Masters in total drone mode. We have put a new video up on our youtube channel shot by Marek Pytel of Reality Films at the Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 2013. This 5 min edit of hours long performance serves as a teaser and a taster. It features some serious drone sonics. Enjoy and please share. It features from the fraternity of The Master Musicians of Joujouka,
Ahmed El Attar, Abdeslam Rrtoubi, Abdellah Ziyat, Ahmed Talha, El Touhami Talha, Ali Ezouglai, Mustapha El Attar, El Khalil Radi, Mohamed Mokhchan, Mohamed El Attar,and Mohamed El Hatmi (Boujeloud).

Reality Films
Master Musicians of Joujouka

Monday, May 19, 2014

LA Review of Books feature on Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival

Artist Piper Mavis has written a report of the Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival and the quest for the haunts of the Beats and the Rolling Stones in Morocco."As the flames licked the inky night sky and the music reached a feverish frenzy, Bou Jeloud himself, the North African Pan-like spirit, seemingly emerged from the fire. As we watched him dance and taunt the fire, the musicians, and the audience, I couldn’t help but believe that there is such a thing as sacred music" Read Piper Mavis's full article  A Visit with the Master Musicians of Joujouka
The Master Musicians of Joujouka all rights Piper Mavis

Booking for the last few places for this years festival is available on

Saturday, November 2, 2013

3 Photo essays by Sunny Suits and 1 by Arian Fariborz photographers and writers inspired at Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 2013

American artist Sunny Suits
Sunny Suits Urban magazine Tangier see page 59

On Dazed and Confused online

Le Festsival Joujouka vu Sunny Suits in Liberation Weekend

Master Musicians of Joujouka by Arian Fariborz

Arian Fariborz has a photo essay from the 2013 Master Musicians of Joujouka up on Arian has previously written on Joujouka and included a chapter on Joujouka and a long interview with manager Frank Rynne in his 2010 book Rock The Kasbah Popmusik und Moderen inm Orient

The "Master Musicians of Joujouka": Straddling East and West

Booking for Master Musiicans of Joujouka Festival 2014 20-22 June Booking Now

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

10.5 Sat. エキゾ夢紀行 ジャジューカ2013!渋谷UPLINK FACTORY

If you are in Tokyo 5 Oct there is a night in honour of Master Musicians of Joujouka with talks and films at UPLINK Factory

おなじみ渋谷UPLINK FACTORYでのエキゾ夢紀行。今度はモロッコのジャジューカ編!

最新機材で撮影された貴重なジャジューカの最新映像と音響をたっぷりお楽しみ頂けます! アップリンクの大スクリーンと立体音響スピーカーで体感するジャジューカに東京都民もトランス必至デス!

出演:サラーム海上 (よろずエキゾ風物ライター/DJ)
ゲスト:赤塚りえ子 (現代美術家)

料金:¥2,000 (1ドリンク付き)
日時:2013年10月5日(土) 18:30開場/19:00開演
東京都渋谷区宇田川町37-18 トツネビル1-2F
tel. 03-6825-5503

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 20-22 June 2014 booking is now open

The Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 20-22 June 2014 Booking is now open.
For more info see

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Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 20-22 June 2014

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 14-16 June 2013 last places booking now

The last few places for the Master Musiicans of Joujouka Festival 14-16 June 2013 are booking now at

Since 2008, the annual festival at Joujouka has taken place in June every summer and offers a unique opportunity to spend three days with the Master Musicians. Unlike any other, ours is a true micro-festival which has received rave coverage from Mojo, The GuardianLiberationthe BBCAl Jazeera and The Irish Times.

Our concept

The Festival is all about offering a very small group of people the opportunity to live in Joujouka with the Masters as your hosts and experience the music in the village and spectacular landscape in which it belongs. People who speak French, Arabic and English and who have long, strong connections with the village are on hand to answer questions and make you feel as at home as possible.
Because of the nature of the Festival, numbers have to be strictly limited to 50 people and this means it’s essential to book early if you want to have this incredible experience.

Flying to Morocco

If you’re only coming to Morocco for the Festival, the easiest thing to do is to fly to Tanger and take the train from Tanger Ville, a short taxi ride from the centre of Tanger. A taxi from Tanger to Joujouka costs 100 MAD.
Should you be travelling in Morocco, Fez and Casablanca are four hours from El Ksar El Kebir, the nearest town to Joujouka, by train. Marrakesh is eight hours. Don’t fly to Agadir – there are no direct train connections.

Getting to Joujouka

We collect you at El Ksar El Kebir train station and return you when the festival is over. The station is around an hour from Joujouka.
The Moroccan train service is actually pretty good and very cheap. You can find train times at, the website of the national rail network.

How long is the festival?

Due to high demand, we only offer three-day tickets for the full festival but if you really want to experience Joujouka and can only come for a shorter period of time, contact us and we’ll see what we can do.

What the ticket price includes

The Masters play for you and the village every night of the Festival on the stage which was purpose built for them and they spend most of the days playing. Music is part of the fabric of Joujouka and the essence of your experience.
Your ticket includes transport from the railway station, three nights’ accommodation in the Masters’ homes, all your meals and drinks for the three days of the festival and breakfast on the day you leave. Alcohol is strictly prohibited.
All accommodation arrangements will be made for you well before you arrive in Joujouka and, don’t worry, you won’t be sharing a room with strangers.
One of the great treats of the Festival is the opportunity to enjoy home cooked Moroccan food, which is delicious. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, no problem. Your hosts will often prepare snacks, which are meals in themselves.

Monday, November 26, 2012

  • Gysin Dreamachine launch Sat 24 in London with Daevid Allen, Rikki Stein and Terry Wilson ably assited in vibes by Howard Marks and Frank Rynne

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Brion Gysin Dreamachine launch London 24 Nov with two new Joujouka films

Saturday 24th November 2012


“We must storm the citadels of enlightenment the means are at hand” William S. Burroughs

The UK launch of the first ever bespoke Brion Gysin Dreamachine

The dreamachine is a stroboscopic flicker device you view with your eyes closed that produces visual stimuli and hallucinations.
Gysin believed that by offering the world a drugless high the invention could revolutionize human consciousness.

The night will include talks, film, music and Dreamachines!

Terry Wilson | Ian MacFadyen | Rikki Stein | Steve Finbow

Robert Hampson Music for Dreamachines installation
Fritz Catlin / Skintologists ex 23 Skidoo DJ set
Stewart Home's aural document - "Simulated LSD trip in a Lithuanian Forest" and a personal broadcast on Brion Gysin
Akoustik Timbre Frekuency

> Aphex Twin's Stakker Westworld from Marek Pytel and Reality Film
> Master Musicians of Joujouka new films
> FLicKeR :: A Film By Nik Sheehan
featuring Marianne Faithfull, DJ Spooky, The Stooges, Iggy Pop, Lee Ranaldo, Genesis P-Orridge,
John Giorno, Floria Sigismondi, and Kenneth Anger, Terry Wilson and others.
> 1960s Antony Balch film
featuring Ian Sommerville, Brion Gysin, William Burroughs, Alexander Trocchi Jean-Jacques Lebel
with live soundtrack mix by Frank Rynne
> James B L Hollands's Telepathy 101 from hard drive as it flickers with a 60 frame per second intensity!

Modern Panic III @ Apiary Studios
Saturday 24th November 2012
8pm - Late

458 Hackney Road, London E2 9EG
Limited Tickets Available - NOW ON SALE!

“The Dreamachine is an aid to visionary experience” Aldous Huxley

First shown in 1962 the Dreamachine was invented in Paris by painter and visionary Brion Gysin, who also invented the Cut-Up method of writing for William S. Burroughs and a young Cambridge scholar Ian Sommerville. In Paris they lived at run down hotel which became known as The Beat Hotel as it was home to Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, William S. Burroughs and a host of Beatnik experimenters.

The Dreamachine was the first artwork intended to be viewed with the eyes closed. The Dreamachine is a cylindrical spinning device with a light which emits Alpha waves which cause changes in the brain to produce sensory changes, swirling colour patterns and intense dreams.

Over the past 50 it has been used by William Burroughs, Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, John Giorno, Paul McCartney, Marilyn Manson, Laurie Anderson, Keith Haring, Allen Ginsberg, Ira Cohen, Iggy Pop, Marianne Faithfull, Kenneth Anger, Beck, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and countless other artists and hipsters.

In 2012 the first ever mass produced models have been created. At the Toronto launch in October 2012 Booker prize winners Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje and John Geiger where the guests of honour.  We will be launching the UK première of the dreamachines at Modern Panic III - Join us!

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Robert Hampson's Alpha

The UK première of music designed for the Dreamachine experience comprises three 23 min pieces by the former Loop frontman and currently working as Main and Robert Hampson  This will be a music installation with Dreamachines.

Fritz Catlin / Skintologists
Former 23 Skidoo percussion master DJs his favourite chill out funky rhythms for Dreamachines

Akoustik Timbre Frekuency P23
provides music and video for Dreamachines

UN new remixes featuring Brion Gysin


Ian MacFadyenco-editor, with Oliver Harris, of Naked Lunch @50: Anniversary Essays, published in 2009. Sections from his text Codename Burroughs were published in English and German versions in 2012 to accompany the exhibition The Name Is Burroughs: Expanded Media at the ZKM, Karlsruhe. His other published work includes Point Of No Return: To The Memory Of Joan Burroughs (2009) and Ira Cohen’s Photographs: A Living Theatre (2000).

Rikki Stein Stein put on Jimi Hendrix’s first European tour in 1968. He moved to Joujouka Morocco in 1970. He was a friend of Brion Gysin’s and William Burroughs and organised the first international tour of Master Musicians of Joujouka in 1980 before going on to manage Fela Kuti. He was part of the production team of the hit Broadway musical 'Fela! and executive producer of 'Fela! Back to Africa.

Stewart Home Aural documents  : "Simulated LSD trip in a Lithuanian Forest" and a personal broadcast on Brion Gysin

Steve Finbow 
on "Gysin and Ginsberg: sexual and textual politics in the Beat Hotel."

FLicKeR :: A Film By Nik Sheehan
Featuring Marianne Faithfull, DJ Spooky, The Stooges, Iggy Pop, Lee Ranaldo, Genesis P-Orridge,
John Giorno, Floria Sigismondi, and Kenneth Anger, Terry Wilson and More

Tribe Ahl Serif (1972 restored 2012)
Preview premiere of the  a recently restored music documentary shot in June 1972 in the village of Joujouka featuring Master Musicians of Joujouka dirJohn Anthony unseen movie made in 1972,

Joujouka (2012) by Daragh McCarthy
edited by Ronan O'Muirgheasa shot at the Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival in the village in 2008. Preview

On Going Guerrilla Conditions (1960-62) by Antony Balch53 minutes of rare black and white film by Antony Balch of William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Alexander Trocchi, etc shot in Paris, New York, London and Tangier between 1960 and 1962 with live soundtrack by Islamic Diggers founder Frank Rynne.

Stakker Westword Stakker/Marek Pytel/Reality Film which features a special soundtrack by Aphex Twin.
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James B L Hollands's Telepathy 101 from hard drive as it flickers with a 60 frame per second intensity!!
James B.L. Hollands is a video artist, musician and writer who currently lives in London. His work has shown at the Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery and Liverpool Biennial as well as numerous squats of equal importance.

Special Presentation

Terry Wilson
Special Presentation for services to the oeuvre to our guest of honour!
co-author, with Brion Gysin, of Here To Go: Planet R-101. First published in 1982, this seminal book on the life and work of Brion Gysin has been published in a number of editions. Terry Wilson’s other books include Dreams of Green Base (1986), ‘D’ Train (1985), and Perilous Passage (2005). DAYS LANE: Extracts From The Scattering Course was published in 2009.

Films :

Among the highlights will be two premières of films featuring Morocco’s legendary Sufi trance artists The Master Musicians of Joujouka who were brought to Western attention by Gysin. Tribe Ahl Serif is an unseen movie made in 1972, while the second is a film by Daragh McCarthy shot at the Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival in the village in 2008.

The 2008 documentary of the Dreamachine FlicKer by Nik Sheehan featuring Marianne FaithfullDJ SpookyThe StoogesIggy PopLee RenaldoGenesis P-OrridgeJohn GiornoFloria Sigismondi, Terry Wilson and Kenneth Anger.

Other film highlights include, 53 minutes of rare black and white film by Antony Balch of William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Alexander Trocchi, etc shot in Paris, New York, London and Tangier between 1960 and 1962 and Marek Pytel’s Stakker Westword which features a special soundtrack by Aphex Twin.

Talks & Spoken Word :
Ian McFadyen, Stewart Home, Rikki Stein, while Burroughs and Gysin collaborator Terry Wilson will be on hand to receive a special award to acknowledge his contribution to the wild experimentation of the Paris beat nexus.

Music :
Musical highlights include the UK premiere of  Robert Hampson’s Alpha a suite of three 23 minute long pieces by the former main man of Loop and currently working both as Main and as a solo artist,  former 23 Skidoo sound artist and master percussionist Fritz Catlin of the Skintologists will be DJing, Frank Rynne (Islamic Diggers and producer of Master Musicians of Joujouka will create a live soundtrack to the Antony Balch Burroughs film,Akoustik Timbre Frekuency provide film and Music for The Dreamachine while other contributions include new remixes of Brion Gysin by Argentinean based UN.

Can't wait until 24th November ? Dreamachines are available now from : 
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