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RIP Mustapha El Attar

It is with great sadness that we confirm the death of Mustapha El Attar, 43, drummer with the Master Musicians Of Joujouka. Master Musicians Of Joujouka Manager Frank Rynne said: “It is with great sadness that we announce that the body of Mustapha El Attar drummer with Master Musicians of Joujouka was found today (25th December). Mustapha had been missing for three months. All my thoughts and prayers are with his family. He was a master drummer and father of three young children. Beloved of his wife and family he will be missed by all in the community.” by

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Listen to Zafraan Caravan – The Joujouka International on Cashmere Radio

Listen to the Zafraan Caravan special broadcast feature on the Master Musicians Of Joujouka – The Joujouka International on Cashmere Radio. Aired on Berlin-based Cashmere Radio, the episode documents show producers Aladin Ilou and Matteo Spanò visit to Joujouka for the Master Musicians Of Joujouka festival and the group’s concert at Villa Janna in Marrakech for Atlas Electronic in the summer. The one-hour programme was originally broadcast on 9th December and features live recordings of music recorded at the festival and in Marrakech presented in the form of an experimental Brion Gysin/William S. Burroughs-style cut-up sound collage. Also included are interviews with Master Musicians Of Joujouka manager Frank Rynne and Rikki Stein, who has worked with the group since the 1970s, organised a three-month tour of Europe in 1980 and returned to the village for the first time in 38 years in June, and group members Ahmed El Attar, Abdeslam Rrtoubi and Mohamed El Hatmi, with translations by Laila Hida and additional narration by Rosie Peraza-Bragg. The Joujouka International is the fifth in Zafraan Caravan’s ongoing series reporting on Morocco’s musical heritage. Listen to Zafraan Caravan #5 – The Joujouka International on Cashmere Radio here Notes from Zafraan Caravan: The Joujouka International The Joujouka International tells the story of a musical tradition of The Master Musicians of Joujouka dating back more […]

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The Joujouka International – Zafraan Caravan broadcast on Cashmere Radio

Tune in to Cashmere Radio on Sunday, 9th December for a special broadcast feature on the Master Musicians Of Joujouka. The Joujouka International will be aired on the Zafraan Caravan show for the Berlin-based Cashmere Radio station. The programme documents presenters Aladin Ilou and Matteo Spanò’s trip to Morocco in summer 2018 including the Master Musicians Of Joujouka festival and the group’s concert at Villa Janna in Marrakech for Atlas Electronic. This episode is the fifth in Zafraan Caravan’s ongoing series reporting on Morocco’s musical heritage. Listen to Zafraan Caravan’s The Joujouka International on Cashmere Radio on Sunday, 9th December at 2100 (CET) / 2000 (GMT) here The Joujouka International follows last years’s Zafraan Caravan episode on the Master Musicians Of Joujouka featuring music and an interview with manager Frank Rynne. Listen back to the show here by