WFMU Broadcast The Joujouka International

WMFU radio presents another chance to listen to The Joujouka International this evening (18th April) on Adriene Lilly’s The Blind Tourist show on WFMU. The show, originally broadcast on the Berlin-based Cashmere Radio station, offers a great occasion to discover the story of the Master Musicians of Joujouka.  Show producers Aladin Ilou and Matteo Spanò visit Joujouka for the Master Musicians Of Joujouka festival and the group’s concert at Villa Janna in Marrakech for Atlas Electronic. The one-hour programme was originally broadcast on 9th December 2018 and features live recordings of music recorded at the festival and in Marrakech. Tune in on WFMU The show […]

Remembering Brian Jones – Born On This Day 28 February 1942

Today (28th February) marks what would have been Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones 77th birthday. Jones, born in Cheltenham, England and who formed the Rolling Stones in 1962, visited the Joujouka on 2nd August 1968 during a visit to Morocco. In Joujouka, Jones made recordings that he mixed on his return to London for the album Brian Jones Presents The Pipes Of Pan At Joujouka, released after his death in 1971 on Rolling Stones Records. In his liner notes for the LP Jones said: “I don’t know if I have the stamina to endure the incredible constant strain of the […]

Master Musicians Of Joujouka On Arte TV Documentary

The Master Musicians Of Joujouka are featured in a documentary film for European culture channel Arte, Un thé dans le Sahara de Paul Bowles: Invitation au Voyage (A tea in the Sahara of Paul Bowles: Invitation to Travel). Originally broadcast on 15th February 2019, the 14-minute film directed and written by Yvan Pierre-Kaiser follows the footsteps of American writer and musician Paul Bowles from his arrival in Morocco in 1949 and explores the influence his travels and the music of the Master Musicians Of Joujouka had on his writing. The Master Musicians Of Joujouka are filmed performing live in the […]