“A collective healing takes place” – Financial Times feature on the Master Musicians of Joujouka ahead of UK tour

Master Musician Abdellah Ziyat © Mike Nogami

As the Master Musicians of Joujouka prepare for London residency and Glastonbury appearances, Mark Kidel reports from the recent festival in the village.

A feature on the Master Musicians of Joujouka was published in the Financial Times, with a report on the recent Joujouka 23 Festival held in the village.

The Master Musicians of Joujouka “offer an ecstatic experience” wrote Mark Kidel for the Financial Times, previewing the group’s two-day residency at Forge in London on 20th and 21st June and opening the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival on 23rd June.

The article Healing and transcendence with the Master Musicians of Joujouka’ said: “The Masters have toured the world since 1980 and later this month, for the second time, the Masters play the opening set on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury festival, after two dates in London.

“The Guinness Book of Records lists the event as the smallest music festival in the world and, with 16 musicians playing night and day, cooking and serving food to the guests, this is very different from Glastonbury. “Festival” is perhaps the wrong word, as it’s really an encounter: between audience and musicians, and between the varied group of musical and spiritual seekers who’ve found their way to the village, where they stay with local families.”

Read the article in full at the Financial Times website

Master Musicians of Joujouka upcoming tour dates:


Tuesday, 20th June – The Forge, London. Tickets here. More information here

Wednesday, 21st June – The Forge, London. Tickets here. More information here

Friday, 23rd June – Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury Festival. More information here


7-9 June 2024 – Joujouka 24 Festival

Tickets limited to just 50 spaces.

More information here

*** SOLD OUT *** For more information and to be added to standby list, email joujouka@gmail.com with the heading ‘Joujouka 24′