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, […]

National Geographic feature on the Master Musicians of Joujouka and Music in Morocco

The Master Musicians of Joujouka are featured in the August/September 2019 edition of National Geographic Traveller. The article Music in Morocco: The ultimate sonic journey is a major feature on trance music by Mickey Rapkin. The article explores different kinds of traditional music from across Morocco and how “the past very much informs the present, with a new generation of artists emerging in thrilling ways”. The Master Musicians of Joujouka and Manager Frank Rynne were interviewed for the article at the Beat Hotel Festival in Marrakesh earlier this year. Read an from the article extract here: “This story begins like […]

Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival June 2019 Photos

The Master Musicians of Joujouka would like to thank everyone who visited the village to attend the festival last weekend and made the 12th annual event a special occasion. We hope to see you again, insha’allah. Photography from the Master Musicians of Joujouka festival 21st to 23rd June by Syd Howells (all rights reserved). The Master Musicians Of Joujouka host a second festival in the village this summer in memory of Brian Jones on the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones lead guitarist and founder’s death on 3rd July 1969. A Requiem For Brian Jones will be held in Joujouka, Morocco from […]