This French book Retour à Jajouka – Sur les traces de Brian Jones au Maroc by Gaston Carré, traces the history of the Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones’s fascination with the Master Musicians and the subsequent history of the village faced to deal with the legacy and fame that Jones’s interest in them brought to their Master Musicians.
The Master Musicians of Joujouka’s annual summer festival began in 2008 with the Master Musicians Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival. The festival is a true micro festival and has received rave writes ups and reports from Mojo, The Guardian, Liberation, BBC with forthcoming pieces from Al Jazeera and The Irish Times.
The ideology of the festival is to allow a very small group of people the opportunity to hang out and live in the village for a few days with the Master Musicians as their hosts. Numbers are therefore strictly limited in order to ensure that people have a unique and personal experience in the village and with their individual and collective hosts The Master Musicians of Joujouka. There will be some people on hand who have long connections with the village who speak French, Arabic and English and any questions you have while in the village can be addressed as your comfort and enjoyment is key to the continued success of this truly unique experience.