Thursday, April 14, 2011

Master Musicians of Joujouka open Glastonbury Festival 2011 on Pyramid stage

Boujeloud dances in Joujoukaat the Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival photo Jill Furmanovsky

Master Musicians of Joujouka are proud to announce that the group  will open the Glastonbury Festival 2011. We are honoured to be accorded this privilege and play the Pyramid stage on Friday 24 June, later that day the stage will host amongst others Wu Tang Clan, Morrisey, B.B. King, Biffy Clyro and U2.

The musicians will remain at Glastonbury for the duration of the festival playing at our own area in The Park area. These performances will be un-amplified ritual trance and will allow for the musicians to showcase their music in a  natural way and allow attendees at the festival to gain a unique and intimate experience with the Master Musicians playing just as they do in their native village in the North of Morocco.

This will mark a return to Glastonbury for some of the Master Musicians after 31 years, as they were hosted on the Eavis family farm in 1980 during a year when there was no festival. This marked   the beginning of their  first ever tour in 1980.

For press inquiries email Frank

For the full festival line up see The Guardian

and visit the Glastonbury festival website for news and updates

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