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Marrakech events with the Master Musicians of Joujouka to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brian Jones’ visit to the village

The Master Musicians of Joujouka would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s sold out festival dates in the village (22-24 June). The festival celebrated 50 years since Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones came to Joujouka in 1968 to record Brian Jones Presents The Pipes Of Pan Of Joujouka (released in 1971 on Rolling Stones Records). The festival in the village and events in Marrakech coincide with the dates of his visit. Several events are planned in Marrakech this weekend to coincide with the concert on Saturday, 30th June at Villa Janna promoted by Atlas Electronic. On Wednesday, 27th June author Latifa Serghini held a book signing for her recently published book Mohamed Hamri: Peintre Et Saltimbanque a biography of Hamri, the painter and poet who introduced the music of the Master Musicians of Joujouka to the world, at the 18, Derb El Ferrane gallery in the city. On Friday, 29th June at 18, Derb El Ferrane from 7pm Mel Bernstine hosts a discussion with the Master Musicians of Joujouka, their manager/producer Frank Rynne and Rikki Stein. Rynne has worked with the Master Musicians Of Joujouka since 1992 when he brought the group to Dublin for the William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin art exhibition, the Here To Go Show. He has managed the group since 1994 and […]

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Master Musicians Of Joujouka Live in Marrakech for Atlas Electronic

For the first time in decades the Master Musicians of Joujouka will headline their own concert in Marrakesh on Saturday, 30th June 2018. The concert, presented by Atlas Electronic, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the visit to Joujouka by Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones in the summer of 1968 when he recorded the iconic Brian Jones Presents The Pipes Of Pan At Joujouka LP (released by Rolling Stones Records in 1971). The Masters Musicians Of Joujouka will play a 4-hour rhaita set and perform Boujeloud with live visuals by Joachim Montessuis. The venue is an 800 seat open air amphitheatre in the beautiful setting of the Villa Janna eco village, in the Palmerie district of the ancient city. Joujouka Interzone trailer:   Atlas Electronic: Amid the rolling hills of Northern Morocco, a secluded village is home to the original music and current members of the Master Musicians Of Joujouka. It is here in Joujouka, that the Attar family preserves one of the oldest known musical traditions on the planet. In the late 60’s Brian Jones, from The Rolling Stones, visited and consequently paid tribute to the sounds he encountered in Joujouka. In 1968 he recorded an album with The Masters called ‘Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Jajouka’ exposing a wider audience to the enchanting music for […]

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William S. Burroughs talk in London

  William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin pictured in London by Barry Miles A special William S. Burroughs event in London on Wednesday, 30th May will see Master Musicians Of Joujouka manager and producer Frank Rynne in a Q and A conversation with counterculture legend Barry Miles on the subject of Burroughs’ London years. Miles ran the Indica Bookshop and Gallery in the courtyard of the building in Duke Street, St James’s where Burroughs, artist Brion Gysin and filmmaker Antony Balch lived. His connection to the 1960’s counterculture and the Beats runs deep. Miles was also editor of the seminal publication International Times. In 1972 he engineered the second MMOJ LP The Master Musicians Of Jajouka – The Primal Energy That Is The Music And Ritual Of Jajouka, Morocco. While Burroughs was the first person that Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones played the recordings of Joujouka he made in 1968 to, arriving in the morning to the El Minzah Hotel in Tangier to play them to Burroughs in his room – later released as Brian Jones Presents The Pipes Of Pan At Joujouka (1972). Miles authored the official biography of Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, A Life, Call Me Burroughs, A Life and The Beat Hotel as well as innumerable books on music and the history of the counterculture in the UK. Asking the questions […]