Booking Master Musicians of Joujouka website
The Master Musicians announce their summer festival will be held 5-7 June 2009 in their village in Morocco. Guests will stay with the musicians and their families and experience three days and nights of ritual Sufi music in its natural setting. On Saturday 6 June the musicians will perform the Boujeloud ritual in the village square through the night. In July 2008 the Master Musicians of Joujouka hosted the Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival in their village in the southern Rif Mountains of Northern Morocco. The festival was a celebration of fortieth anniversary of Brian Jones’ recording the iconic LP Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka (Rolling Stones Records 1971). The festival brought the families of old Masters now passed on and a group of visitors from abroad including old friends of the errant Rolling Stone.
Guests will experience life in Joujouka staying with the musicians and their families in their isolated village. The Master Musicians of Joujouka willplay in intimate sessions around their madrassa/school. The highlight of the festival wwill be the village’s celebration of the Boujeloud ritual in the village square.
Places at the festival are strictly limited as due to accommodation limitations with the families in Joujouka/Jajouka. Guests will be collected from Ksar El Kebir the nearest town to Joujouka on Friday 5th June and will be brought to the village. Full board will be provided. Food will be prepared in traditional Joujouka fashion from locally sourced produced. Joujouka is a framing community well as Sufi trance music the village is famous for its beautiful olives and olive oil.
The festival is booking now. The early
bird price is €250 euro.
Accommodation for 5, 6, and 7 June
Full board lunch and evening meal on Friday 5 June
Breakfast, Lunch and traditional Moroccan mountain feast on Saturday 6
Breakfast, Lunch, and evening meal Sunday 7th
Booking now on Master Musicians of Joujouka Web Site
For payment by credit transfer please email me for details.
Places are limited to 75.
If you have any questions please do get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org
The oldest musicians from Joujouka /Jajouka mallim Ali Abdelsalm El Attar talks to Mark Patytress. (photo Marc English)
Boujeloud, July, 2008 copyright Jill Furmanovsky/Rock Archive
"You Should be Trancin'" Mojo Oct 08 Report on Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival in Joujouka Words Mark Paytress new photos by Jill Furmanovsky PDF link to "You Should be Trancin'" Mojo Oct 08
Article by Frank Rynne on Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival , Irish Times, 22 July, 2008
BBC World Service The Beat
Frank Rynne chats with Anita Pallenberg on Brian Jones, Mark Paytress on visiting Joujouka, Ahmed Attar leader of the Master Musicians of Joujouka on the spiritual music of the village and Mallim Ali Abdelslam El Attar who at 94 is the oldest musician in Joujouka talks about Brian Jones and the old Mallims who recorded Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka.>All recorded at the Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival in Joujouka. "Forty years ago, guitarist Brian Jones, one of the founders of the British rock band the Rolling Stones, travelled to northern Morocco to record a group known as the Master Musicians of Joujouka. The resulting album, 'Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka', not only had a lasting effect on the musicians themselves but went on to become hugely influential after being released on the Rolling Stones
own record label. We hear from Frank Rynne, a record producer and historian who recently visited Joujouka to record the Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival."BBC World Service Report From The Beat