Remembering Brian – Brian Jones still revered in Joujouka

The Master Musicians of Joujouka perform live at A Requiem for Brian Jones festival in the village in 2019

‘Brian Jones Zahjouka Very Stoned’ recorded at Centre George Pompidou, Paris in 2016 is available now on the Live in Paris album.

Today marks 52 years since the death of The Rolling Stones’ founder and lead guitarist Brian Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969).

Jones visited Joujouka in 1968 and recorded the LP Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka, later released on Rolling Stones Records in 1971.

Following his visit Mohamed Hamri wrote the song ‘Brian Jones Zahjouka Very Stoned’ in his memory.

The track is still performed by the latest group of Master Musicians from the village – and a new recorded version can be heard on the recently released Live in Paris LP on Unlistenable Records.

Listen to ‘Brian Jones Zahjouka Very Stoned’ from Live in Paris

In his liner notes for Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka album Jones wrote: “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 type of music which is played and chanted during the festival.”

To mark 50 years since Jones’ death in 2019 the Master Musicians of Joujouka held A Requiem for Brian Jones – a special edition of the annual festival in the village to commemorate his visit.

Live in Paris double gatefold LP release is available now from all good record shops.

For downloads and limited edition cassette visit Unlistenable Records on Bandcamp

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