Live film from Master Musicians Of Joujouka concerts in Japan

The Master Musicians Of Joujouka recently visited the Far East for their first live performances in Japan. The group headlined Festival de Frue in Shizuoka over two days and completed the tour with a sold out concert at WWW X in Shibuya, Tokyo. Watch the Master Musicians Of Joujouka live in Japan here:   In addition to the successful run of shows the Master Musicians also performed live and were interviewed for live-streaming channel Dommune. Minimalist composer Terry Riley, in town for his own performances in Tokyo that week, came straight from the airport to the studio to check out the set and meet the Masters. NHK-FM, Tokyo FM and J-Wave FM radio stations also featured interviews and live recordings from the Masters’ shows in Japan. Congratulations to J-Wave FM’s Oriental Music Show presenter, Unagami Takuya, who won a national radio award for best programme. The show featured a special on the Master Musicians Of Joujouka. Read a report from the Master Musicians Of Joujouka’s appearance at Festival De Frue on Resident Advisor here  *photos courtesy Master Musicians Of Joujouka Japan by


Master Musicians Of Joujouka on tour in Japan

The Master Musicians Of Joujouka travel to Japan this week for the first time. The group are set to perform over two days headlining Festival de Frue on 3rd and 4th November in Shizuoka, with a headline concert in Tokyo on 6th November. At Frue the first concert will be a full PA show, with the second day’s performance to be held outdoors and without a sound system, to replicate the experience of the music played by the Master Musicians Of Joujouka at their annual festival in the village. In Tokyo, the Master Musicians Of Joujouka will play at Shibuya WWW X. The performance will be preceded by the world premiere of the Tribe Ahl Serif film, featuring rarely seen footage from 1974. Ahmed El Attar, Rais of the Master Musicians Of Joujouka, said: “It is an honour for the Masters to visit Japan for the first time. We have many Japanese visitors who come to Joujouka and the Masters look forward to bringing the Baraka of Sidi Ahmed Schiech to our friends and fans in Japan. “It is the first time Boujeoud has danced in the Far East and all of the Masters are happy.”     To coincide with the tour a new book has been published telling the story of The Master Musicians of Joujouka and their […]


Farewell to our friend Anita Pallenberg

The Master Musicans of Joujouka and their manager Frank Rynne would like to offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of Anita Pallenberg.