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 […]

The Wire report and recordings from Master Musicians of Joujouka festival

A report on the Master Musicians of Joujouka festival in June is featured in the September 2019 issue of The Wire magazine. Wire contributor Daniel Spicer attended the festival (the first of two festivals held in the village this summer) and wrote an On Location report. Read an extract here: “Visiting the village of Joujouka in the Rif mountains of northern Morocco feels like entering a mythic zone, a locus outside of time. The Sufi trance musicians who have made the village famous have been a living tradition here, playing a music handed down from one generation to the next, […]