John Giorno RIP 1936-2019

Artist, poet and activist for LGBTQ+ rights John Giorno has died, aged 82. Giorno visited Joujouka and spent time with the Master Musicians of Joujouka in the 1960s. Born in New York City in 1936, John Giorno was an American poet and performance artist. Having appeared in Andy Warhol film Sleep in 1963, Giorno went on to found the not-for-profit production company Giorno Poetry Systems and masterminded a number of original multimedia poetry experiments and events, including Dial-A-Poem. Giorno met William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin in 1964 and spent time with Gysin in Morocco in 1966 when they visited […]

Event In Paris To Celebrate 60 Years Since Brion Gysin And William S. Burroughs Cut-Up Experiments At The Beat Hotel

It Is Impossible To Estimate The Damage will mark the 60th anniversary since Brion Gysin and William S. Burroughs’ experiments with the Cut-Up during their residence at the Beat Hotel in Paris. The gathering will be held in Paris on 1st October 2019 at 9 Rue Gît-le-Cœur, the location of the old Beat Hotel, ahead of a series of events to celebrate the Cut-Ups@60 next year organised by the European Beat Studies Network. The event will be hosted by Barry Miles, Oliver Harris and Frank Rynne. Brion Gysin moved to the Beat Hotel in 1958 following the closure of The […]

Early Bird Tickets For Master Musicians Of Joujouka Festival 2020 Booking Now

Tickets for the 2020 edition of the Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival are available now at 2019 prices. The three-day festival in Joujouka, Morocco, will be held from Friday, 5th to Sunday, 7th June 2020 and is limited to 50 full ticket holders. Guests will be collected at Ksar El Kebir train station on Friday, 5th June and dropped off after the festival on Monday, 8th June before 12 noon. Places include accommodation and full board. The 13th annual festival in the village follows the 2019 edition that marked 50 years since the death of Brian Jones. As founder and […]