Artist Piper Mavis’s essay, photos and videos of Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival L.A. Review of Books

US artist Piper Mavis’s essay from L.A. review of books with photographs and short video is available online A Visit with the Master Musicians of Joujouka by Piper Mavis “Each night as the music began, I found myself thinking that I would stay for just 45 minutes or so, and each night I found myself still there, entranced, at 2 a.m. Entranced is the word for it: at some point time ceases to play by its usual rules and one is truly only in the moment, a rarity and a gift in the modern world. That would be the goal, if […]

Tokyo talk and film 7 Feb 2015

Thanks to all who participated in last night’s event in Tokyo Japan and especially to Rieko Akatsuka who showed a short version of her film of the Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival and gave a talk. Mitsuru Kuramoto presents / Chaos Night Guests: Kisshou Tatekawa (comic storyteller) Rieko Akatsuka (artist) Bose (musician) Yasuhiko Akasaka (radio DJ) Watanabe Baby (musician) Yashiro Manbou (comedian) Kuukinimitsuru (musician) open 20:00 start 20:30~all night entrance free by

Ceolchuirt Irish documentary featuring Master Musicians of Joujouka

An Irish TV documentary featuring the music of Morocco including Master Musicians of Joujouka aired on RTE TG4 this month. You can catch it on their player for another 2 weeks. In Ceolchuirt Irish musician Fiachna Ó Braonáin of the Hot House Floers takes his skills as an Irish rock and folk musician on the road in Moroccan in search of  the spirit of Rolling Stone’s founder Brian Jones and the roots of the blues: Maroc by