Official Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival Blog, 2-4 June 2023
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The oldest Master Musician Mallim Ali Abdeslam El Attar passes away
Mallim Ali Abdeslam El Attar, the oldest Master Musician passed away today at 9.30 am in Joujouka. Mallim Ali was 103 years old. He was the last surviving Master Musician who had played at Hamri and Brion Gysin's 1001 Nights in Tangier form 1954, and in the 1960s he played for Brian Jones recording the seminal Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka. He also recorded for Ornette Coleman and was leader of the Master Musicians of Joujouka in the 1980s.
His nephew Ahmed El Attar is the current leader of Master Musicians of Joujouka.
He will be missed by all the people of Joujouka.