The Joujouka International – Zafraan Caravan broadcast on Cashmere Radio

Zafraan Caravan presents The Joujouka International
Zafraan Caravan presents The Joujouka International

Tune in to Cashmere Radio on Sunday, 9th December for a special broadcast feature on the Master Musicians Of Joujouka.

The Joujouka International will be aired on the Zafraan Caravan show for the Berlin-based Cashmere Radio station.

The programme documents presenters Aladin Ilou and Matteo Spanò’s trip to Morocco in summer 2018 including the Master Musicians Of Joujouka festival and the group’s concert at Villa Janna in Marrakech for Atlas Electronic.

This episode is the fifth in Zafraan Caravan’s ongoing series reporting on Morocco’s musical heritage.

Listen to Zafraan Caravan’s The Joujouka International on Cashmere Radio on Sunday, 9th December at 2100 (CET) / 2000 (GMT) here

The Joujouka International follows last years’s Zafraan Caravan episode on the Master Musicians Of Joujouka featuring music and an interview with manager Frank Rynne. Listen back to the show here

A Requiem for Brian Jones: Second Edition of Master Musicians Of Joujouka Festival announced for 2019

Boujeloud at Master Musicians of Joujouka festival - photo by Syd Howells
Boujeloud at Master Musicians of Joujouka festival – photo by Syd Howells

Following unprecedented demand for the 2019 Master Musicians Of Joujouka Festival – a second edition, A Requiem for Brian Jones, has been announced for the weekend 5-7 July 2019.

The three-day festival runs from Friday, 5 July to Sunday, 7 July 2019 and is limited to 50 full ticket holders.

The previously announced 12th annual Master Musicians Of Joujouka festival to be held on 21-23 June 2019 is now sold out. Thank you to everybody who bought a ticket.

The second edition of the Master Musicians Of Joujouka Festival for 2019 will coincide with the 50th anniversary since Brian Jones died on 3 July 1969. Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones visited the village in 1968 and recorded the album Brian Jones Presents The Pipes Of Pan At Joujouka, released after his death in 1971 on Rolling Stones Records.

The festival is held in the Master Musicians’ home village, Joujouka, Morocco. Guests will be collected at the nearby Ksar El Kebir train station on Friday, 5 July and dropped off after the festival on Monday, 8 July before 12 noon.

Places include accommodation and full board.

Tickets are non-exchangeable and may not be resold.

Click here for more information about the festival and here to book tickets, which can be paid in full or with instalments

As previously announced for 2019 the Master Musicians Of Joujouka will play at the Beat Hotel Marrakech festival on 28 March 2019. For more information and to book tickets visit The Beat Hotel website

2019 will also see the release of the Live In Paris album on Unlistenable Records recorded at the Master Musicians Of Joujouka 2016 concert at Centre Pompidou, Paris. More information soon

Master Musicians Of Joujouka Check-in To Headline Beat Hotel Marrakech

Beat happening - Master Musicians Of Joujouka to headline Beat Hotel festival in Marrakech, March 2019. Photo credit: Syd Howells
Beat happening – Master Musicians Of Joujouka to headline Beat Hotel festival in Marrakech, March 2019. Photo credit: Syd Howells

The Master Musicians Of Joujouka have been announced for a headline show at the Beat Hotel Marrakech festival – taking place 28th to 31st March 2019 in Morocco.

The Master Musicians Of Joujouka will headline the opening night for this exciting new venture in sound on 28th March.

The festival is named after the Beat Hotel at 9 Rue Git-Le-Couer in the Latin Quarter of Paris, where notable residents included Brion Gysin and William S. Burroughs in the 1950s-1960s.

Before moving to Paris, Gysin had spent the early 1950s in Morocco, where he worked with the Master Musicians Of Joujouka, who had a residency at The 1001 Nights restaurant in Tangier from 1954.

The original Beat Hotel is where Gysin introduced Burroughs to the ‘cut-up’ writing technique and collaborated with Ian Sommerville on the dreamachine and audio tape cut-ups.

Master Musicians Of Joujouka Manager Frank Rynne will present a talk ‘Meet The Dreamachine’ at the Beat Hotel Marrakech festival.

William S. Burroughs biographer and counterculture writer Barry Miles will talk on ‘Morocco, The Beats & The Late ‘60s’.

The Beat Hotel in this incarnation was launched at Glastonbury Festival in 2011 – the year the Master Musicians Of Joujouka performed on the Pyramid Stage.

Beat Hotel organisers said: “Taking inspiration from its namesake, and acting as a welcoming sanctuary for anyone who stumbled inside, The Beat Hotel opened its doors at Glastonbury Festival in 2011.

“In March 2019, the story continues, as the Beat Hotel follows the original Beats to Morocco, for a four-day sojourn in Marrakech. Taking place 15 minutes outside the city, and set across a 27-acre, palm tree-laden boutique resort, the Beat Hotel Marrakech brings together a line-up of live music and DJs, one-off culinary collaborations and a talks programme featuring some of today’s great minds and voices.”

The festival will be held at Fellah Hotel, located a short drive from Marrakech city centre.

For more information and to book tickets visit The Beat Hotel website