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 […]

The Master Musicians of Joujouka Remember Brian Jones 50 Years Gone Today

The Master Musicians of Joujouka this weekend host a festival in Joujouka in memory of The Rolling Stones founder and lead guitarist Brian Jones on the 50th anniversary of his death on 3rd July 1969. Brian Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) visited Joujouka in 1968 and recorded the LP Brian Jones Presents The Pipes Of Pan At Joujouka (released on Rolling Stones Records, 1971). In his liner notes for the LP Jones said: “I don’t know if I have the stamina to endure the incredible strain of the festival. “What exists here is a specially chosen representation of the […]