Gallery from Master Musicians of Joujouka v The Orb live Dior 2020 Cruise Show

The Master Musicians of Joujouka recently played in Marrakesh, Morocco, for the Dior 2020 Cruise show collaboration with The Orb.

The below gallery includes images of the Master Musicians of Joujouka in Joujouka and Marrakesh, Morocco, for the Dior show photographed by Aladin Ilou and edited by Francesca La Franca.

The live performance was held for the launch of the Cruise 2020 collection by Christian Dior’s Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri, at Palais El Badi in Marrakesh on 29th April.

Aladin Ilou (HCM) co-produced The Joujouka International programme (listen here) and worked on the musical production for the Dior show with Master Musicians of Joujouka Manager Frank Rynne and Carwyn Ellis (The Pretenders, Colorama, Edwyn Collins).

Rikki Stein was the Business Co-ordinator for the Master Musicians of Joujouka.

The show was produced by Bureau Betak with Musical Direction by Michel Gaubert.

Aladin said: “The last experience in Morocco with Master Musicians of Joujouka and The Orb for Dior’s cruise show was just fantastic! 

“It was very nice to have shared these moments with incredible people that I admire very much.

“Thanks to the Master Musicians of Joujouka, Frank Rynne, Carwyn Ellis and Rikki Stein.

“I am looking forward to being back in Joujouka this month for the annual festival.”

The Master Musicians of Joujouka at Palais El Badi, Marrakech, April 2019
The entrance at Palais El Badi for the Dior 2020 Cruise show
Michael Rendell and Alex Paterson of The Orb
Mohamed Mockchan of the Master Musicians of Joujouka
El Khalil Radi, Ahmed Talha, Ahmed El Attar, Rikki Stein and Carwyn Ellis
The Master Musicians of Joujouka live at Palais El Badi for the Dior 2020 Cruise show
Master Musicians of Joujouka Manager Frank Rynne
Ahmed El Attar, Mohamed El Hatmi and Carwyn Ellis
Joujouka
Joujouka
Joujouka
Joujouka
Carwyn Ellis in Joujouka
The Mosque in Joujouka
Joujouki
The Master Musicians of Joujouka trying on new djellabas
Frank Rynne, Carwyn Ellis and Khalil El Radi at the Madrassa, Joujouka
Turbans
El Ayachi Guennouni, Mohamed El Attar, Abdeslam Bata, Ahmed Talha and Abdeslam Rrtoubi of the Master Musicians of Joujouka
On the road to Joujouka

Photos by Aladin Ilou

Photo Editing by Francesca La Franca

Watch the Master Musicians of Joujouka with The Orb for the Dior Cruise 2020 Show here

The Master Musicians of Joujouka host A Requiem For Brian Jones festival in Joujouka, Morocco from Friday, 5th July to Sunday, 7th July

For more information about the festival and to book your place visit here

Master Musicians Of Joujouka Live At The Beat Hotel Festival In Marrakesh

Master Musicians of Joujouka Live At The Beat Hotel – photo Justin Gardner

Thank you to everyone who saw the Master Musicians of Joujouka live in Marrakesh recently as they played the first Beat Hotel Festival.

The Master Musicians Of Joujouka travelled from their village in the Ahl Serif mountains to perform a set on the Interzone stage at the festival at the Fellah Hotel, Marrakesh on 28th March.

A 12-strong line-up of the Master Musicians of Joujouka ignited the opening night concert at The Beat Hotel festival with a two-hour performance of traditional Moroccan Sufi Trance music played on ghaita and tebel, with dancer Boujeloud dressed in goat skins and invoking the Rites of Pan.

The Beat Hotel at 9 Git-Le-Couer in the Latin Quarter of Paris played host to residents including Brion Gysin and William S. Burroughs in the 1950s and 1960s after they had spent time in Morocco working with and writing about the Master Musicians of Joujouka.

Before moving to Paris, Gysin opened The 1001 Nights restaurant in Tangier where the Master Musicians Of Joujouka had a residency as the house band from 1954.

This incarnation of the Beat Hotel was launched at Glastonbury Festival in the UK in 2011 – the same year the Master Musicians of Joujouka opened the festival on the Pyramid Stage. At their first event in Morocco, The Beat Hotel upheld the literary traditions and artistic creativity associated with its namesake.

During the festival a programme of talks was held, including Talking Trance with Master Musicians of Joujouka Manager Frank Rynne and musician James Holden, who performed with Gnawa musician Maalem Houssam Gania at the festival, in conversation with journalist Kate Hutchinson. On 29th March, the festival’s Speaker’s Corner area was transformed with a Dreamachine installation and a Meet The Dreamachine talk led by Frank Rynne on the origins of the light device capable of inducing “drug free hallucinations” conceptualised by Gysin during his time at the Beat Hotel in Paris.

Beat and ‘60s Counterculture legend Barry Miles was scheduled to talk on A Personal Journey Into Morocco: The Beats And The Late ‘60s but cancelled following the death of his wife Rosemary prior to the event. Miles engineered the 1974 LP The Primal Energy That Is The Music And Ritual Of Jajouka, Morocco. The Master Musicians of Joujouka send sincere condolences to Barry and his son, Theo.

Live photography by Justin Gardner

Check out more footage from the festival via The Beat Hotel on Instagram and Facebook

The Master Musicians of Joujouka host A Requiem For Brian Jones festival in Joujouka, Morocco from Friday, 5th July to Sunday, 7th July

For more information about the festival and to book tickets visit here

The 12th annual Master Musicians of Joujouka festival from 21st-23rd June is sold out

Highlights From Master Musicians Of Joujouka Vs The Orb For Dior Show

Highlights from the Master Musicians of Joujouka with The Orb show for Dior

The Master Musicians of Joujouka performed in collaboration with The Orb for the Dior 2020 Cruise show in Morocco.

The live performance was held for the launch of the Cruise 2020 collection by Christian Dior’s Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri, at Palais El Badi in Marrakesh on 29th April.

Musical Direction: Michel Gaubert

Master Musicians of Joujouka arrangement: Frank Rynne with production by Frank Rynne, Carwyn Ellis and Aladin Ilou

Business Co-ordinator for the Master Musicians of Joujouka: Rikki Stein

The Orb: Alex Paterson and Michael Rendell

Show produced by Bureau Betak

For more info or booking email joujouka@gmail.com

Video: Edited by Marek Pytel www.realitystudio.co.uk

A purr-fect surprise star at Master Musicians of Joujouka and The Orb show for Dior

During the Master Musicians of Joujouka and The Orb performance for the Dior 2020 Cruise show in Morocco an unlikely guest made an appearance as a cat made its way onto the catwalk and strolled among the models as they walked by.

Watch film here (via BBC)

The Master Musicians Of Joujouka host A Requiem For Brian Jones festival in Joujouka, Morocco from Friday, 5th July to Sunday, 7th July

The festival will commemorate 50 years since Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, who recorded the Master Musicians Of Joujouka for the Brian Jones Presents The Pipes Of Pan At Joujouka album, died on 3rd July 1969. Places at the festival are limited to 50 full ticket holders. Guests will be collected at Ksar El Kebir train station on Friday, 5th July and dropped off after the festival on Monday, 8th July before 12 noon. Places include accommodation and full board.

For more information about the festival and to book tickets visit here

The previously announced 12th annual Master Musicians Of Joujouka festival to be held on 21st-23rd June is sold out