Thursday, September 9, 2010

مجموعة زهجوكة للموسيقى التراثية تتمنى لجميع عشاقها عيدا مباركا سعيدا. وكل عام و انتم بالف خير.


مجموعة زهجوكة للموسيقى التراثية تتمنى لجميع عشاقها عيدا مباركا سعيدا. وكل عام و انتم بالف خير.

The Master Musicians of Joujouka/ Zahjouka wish everyone a happy holiday for  Eid-ul-Fitr

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Réservez dès à présent pour le festival des Master Musicians of Joujouka, 10, 11 et 12 juin 2011 Réservez dès maintenant ici

 

Festival des Master Musicians of Joujouka, 10, et 11 et juin 2011.
A : Joujouka (Jajouka), Maroc




Boujeloud dansant au Festival célébrant le 40ème anniversaire de la visite de Brain Jones à Joujouka, 
Joujouka, Maroc, Juillet 2008. Photo Jill Furmanovsky/Rock Archive


Les Master Musicians of Joujouka sont heureux d’annoncer leur festival d’été, du 10 au 12 juin 2011, qui se tiendra dans leur village au Maroc. Les festivaliers seront hébergés par les musiciens et leurs familles et participeront à trois jours et trois nuits de musique Sufi rituelle dans son environnement d’origine. Toute la nuit du samedi 11 juin, les musiciens célébreront le rituel de Boujeloud sur la place du village.

En juillet 2008, les Master Musicians of Joujouka ont fêté le 40ème anniversaire de la visite de Brian Jones dans leur village logé au sein des montagnes du Rif au nord du Maroc. Au jour près, ce festival fêtait le 40ème anniversaire de l’enregistrement du LP légendaire Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan à Joujouka (Rolling Stones Records 1971). Le festival a regroupé les familles des anciens Masters maintenant disparus et un groupe de visiteurs venus de l’étranger, dont de nombreux amis du fondateur des Rolling Stones, Brian Jones.



Pour sa seconde édition en 2009, le festival a été déplacé au mois de juin, car la température au mois du juillet peut aisément dépasser les 40°C. Son succès a alors fait l’objet d’un article publié dans le Wire Magazine du mois d’octobre 2009.


Les festivaliers participeront à la vie au village, hébergés par les musiciens et leurs familles au sein de leur village isolé. Les Masters joueront lors de nombreuses sessions improvisées autour de leur madrassa/école. La fête du rituel de Boujeloud sur la place du village sera le point culminant du festival.



Les billets donnant accès au festival sont strictement limités dû aux possibilités d’hébergement par les familles du village. Les organisateurs du festival accueilleront les festivaliers dans la ville la plus proche, Ksar El Kebir, les conduiront au village, puis les raccompagneront à la gare après le festival. Les festivaliers seront reçus en pension complète. Les repas seront préparés de manière traditionnelle par les villageois et seront constitués de nourriture locale. Le village de Joujouka est une communauté agricole qui est aussi connue pour ses merveilleuses olives et son huile d’olive.



Vous pouvez réserver dès à présent :

Pour les deux jours du festival, les 10 et 11 juin : 265 €.

Pour trois jours (10, 11 et 12 juin) : 325 €.



Les organisateurs accueilleront les festivaliers à la gare de Moulay El Medhi à Ksar El Kebir le 10 juin, les conduiront jusqu’à Joujouka et les raccompagneront à la gare après le festival. Horaires : www.oncf.ma



Pension complète : 10 juin, déjeuner et dîner

Petit-déjeuner, déjeuner et festin traditionnel marocain le samedi 11 juin

Petit-déjeuner (pout tous), puis déjeuner et dîner le dimanche 12 juin pour les réservations 3 jours.

Réservez dès maintenant ici : Master Musicians of Joujouka Web Site, ou voir plus bas.

Pour un paiement par virement, contactez les organisateurs à l’adresse suivante : joujouka@gmail.com

Le nombre de places est limité à 75.

Pour toute question, contactez : joujouka@gmail.com

Verser  un dépôt
50






2 nuit 10 et 11 juin 265






3 nuit 10, 11 , et 12 juin 2011 325





 Libertation Par DAVID BORNSTEIN Envoyé spécial au Maroc 7 juin 2010



World. Ce petit bled perdu dans le Rif marocain a abrité son troisième festival de musique soufie, qui s’est achevé hier. Entre transe panique, kif et mythologie hippie.
Réagir
Par DAVID BORNSTEIN
Joujouka, le club des soufis stones http://www.liberation.fr/culture/0101639892-joujouka-le-club-des-soufis-stones

Rif et rock’n’roll Découvert dans les années 50, Joujouka voit par la suite défiler les plus grands noms.
http://www.liberation.fr/culture/0101639893-rif-et-rock-n-roll




Preview of film on Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival dir. Daragh McCarthy.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Healing Crazy Minds: Master Musicians Of Joujouka & Morocco's Boujeloud Festival by Richie Troughton

 

 Maters Musicians of Joujouka play at the annual festival 2010 photo by Richie Troughton

Healing Crazy Minds: Master Musicians Of Joujouka & Morocco's Boujeloud Festival
Richie Troughton , August 18th, 2010 13:37

Following in the footsteps of Brian Jones and Timothy Leary, Richie Troughton heads to Morocco to experience the magical sounds of the Master Musicians of Joujouka.

Read the full article from The Quietus  http://thequietus.com/articles/04829-healing-crazy-minds-master-musicians-of-joujouka-morocco-s-boujeloud-festival

Booking for the next Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 10-12 June 2011 is available at the following link. http://brianjonesjoujoukafestival.blogspot.com/2010/07/master-musicians-of-joujouka-festival.html

For further information email joujouka@gmail.com

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 10-12 June 2011 Pay deposit, installment or a full ticket with paypal or credit card

Boujeloud in the flames, photo by Robert Hampson master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 2010

The Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 2011 takes place from 10-12 June 2011.

This year we are facilitating installment payments of €50.You can use the same button to pay a single deposit that will ensure you a reserved place at the festival subject to balance being paid. If you require assistance or further information email joujouka@gmail.com



Click on the pay now link below the option that suits you.

Pay Deposit or installment payment of €50




2 Night ticket for 10 and 11 June Cost €265




3 Nights 10, 11 and 12 June 2010   Cost  €325



Thursday, July 8, 2010

Brion Gysin retrospective "Dream Machine" at New Museum, The Bowery, New York City open now

Boujeloud in Joujouka by Brion Gysin 1958 
The New Museum presents  “Brion Gysin: Dream Machine,” the first US retrospective of the work of the painter, performer, poet, and writer Brion Gysin (born 1916, Taplow, UK–died 1986, Paris). Working simultaneously in a variety of mediums, Gysin was an irrepressible inventor, serial collaborator, and subversive spirit whose considerable innovations continue to influence musicians and writers, as well as visual and new media artists today. The exhibition will include over 300 drawings, books, paintings, photo-collages, films, slide projections, and sound works, as well as an original Dreamachine—a kinetic light sculpture that utilizes the flicker effect to induce visions when experienced with closed eyes. “Brion Gysin: Dream Machine” is curated by Laura Hoptman, Kraus Family Senior Curator, and will be on view in the New Museum’s second floor gallery.
http://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/422/brion_gysin_dream_machine

The show includes The Here to Go Tapes with Brion Gysin and Terry Wilson which was edited by Terry Wilson  and  The Master Musicians of Joujouka producer Frank Rynne who produced The Here to GoTapes (Here to Go Show/Subliminal Records 1992) with Dave Goodman (Sex Pistol's Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle, UK Subs etc). The tapes were edited from the interview tapes that Terry Wilson recorded with Brion Gysin that formed the text of the book Here to Go Planet 101 revisited by Brion Gysin and Terry Wilson.
 Dont forget to check out the New Museum Shop for a host of Gysin and Joujouka related releases and publications.

Here to Go Show poster 1992 designed by Niall Sweeney. 
This was the first full showing of Brion Gysin and William Buuroughs with Mohamed Hamri, 
The Master Musicians of Joujouka , Hakim Bey, Ira Cohen, Terry Wilson, Felicity Mason and more.


Gysin's connection to the master Musicians of Joujouka is also mentioned by The Wall Street Journal's Laura A. Rugarber in her review:

The Rolling Stones were also in Gysin’s orbit; the artist is said to have introduced Moroccan Joujouka, a type of music said to have healing properties, to guitarist Brian Jones. http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/07/14/brion-gysin-inspiration-to-stones-david-bowie-gets-first-us-retrospective/
However, Regina Weinreich while praising the show notes that Gysin's Moroccan period is under represented http://www.huffingtonpost.com/regina-weinreich/brion-gysins-flickering-l_b_646195.html.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Greek DJ Bwana interviewed on Radio Bubble re his visits to the Joujouka Festival















Bwana at the Cave of Boujeloud

DJ Bwana from Athens talks on Radio Bubble about his second visit to the Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival., plays a selection of music he has recently acquired.

Στην τελευταία εκπομπή του Τρελλάνdjα - πάει στο νησί - καλεσμένος ο
BWANA, μας μιλά για το δεύτερο ταξίδι του στο Μαρόκο - η STMC, 2η
...προσκεκλημένη δεν μπόρεσε να έρθει -, με αφορμή το Φεστιβάλ της
Ζουζούκας, την επίσκεψη του σε διάφορες πόλεις. Μουσική επιλογή από την
σύγχρονο ως το παλιό Μαρόκο - καινούργια αποκτήματα του BWANA.

Πληροφοριές για το Φεστιβάλ

Listen HERE http://www.radiobubble.gr/el/audio/7284/trellandjas-no-60

Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 2011 takes place from 10-12 June 2011. For pre-booking and inquiries email joujouka@gmail.com

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Dates announced for Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 2011: 10 -12 June

The dates are confirmed for the Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 2011. The Festival takes place in the Master Musicians village , Joujouka (also known as Zahjouka or  Jajouka) , Morocco.

Sunset in Joujouka at the 2010 Festival, photo Robert Hampson

The 2011 Master Musicians of Joujouka  Festival takes place from 10-12 of June. 2 and 3 day places are available.

Lunch in Joujouka 2010, photo Thomas McGrail White

 

Experience three days of music and food staying with The Master Musicians of Joujouka and their families.

Boujeloud springs from the flames, Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 2010, photo Robert Hampson

If people want to pay their tickets over a period of months we will be happy to set up a monthly Paypal demand or standing order which would allow people to pay for their ticket over the year rather than all at once. 

Places are strictly limited so book or reserve a place early to avoid disappointment.

For Info and advance booking or reservations email joujouka@gmail.com

Monday, June 21, 2010

Italian report on Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 2010

 Italian report on Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 2010

Moroccan waves pt. 1

Credo che per avere un quadro preciso e dettagliato delle vicissitudini musicali che interessano un villaggio di circa settecento abitanti del nord Africa, Joujouka, basta leggere questo pezzo di Jace Clayton.

Sono appena tornato dal Marocco, dove, anch'io, dopo circa mezzo secolo di pellegrinaggio occidentale, ho assistito alle live session dei Master Musicians of Joujouka; il festival è organizzato dall'irlandese Frank Rynne, che dopo il 2008 - quarantesimo anniversario della prima registrazione dei master ad opera di Brian Jones, Rolling Stones - organizza ogni anno il festival al costo di 300 €, inclusi alloggio nelle abitazioni dei musicisti e vitto a base di pietanze sufi.

Joujouka o Jajouka?  Read More http://palm-wine.blogspot.com/2010/06/moroccan-waves-pt-1.html

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 2010 pics by Robert Hampson



Boujeloud photographed by Robert Hampson at the Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 2010


Sunset in Joujouka by Robert Hampson

Master Musicians of Joujouka photo Robert Hampson

Visit Robert Hampson's official website http://www.roberthampson.com/

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Salim Jay : Le roman de Brion Gysin où jouent Hamid et ses oncles musiciens

Salim Jay : Le roman de Brion Gysin où jouent Hamid et ses oncles musiciens
Culture | salimjay | 5 mai 2010 à 7 h 00 min

On connaît Les Garçons sauvages de William Burroughs (Etats-Unis, 1970 et Christian Bourgois, Paris, 1973 ). C’est une sorte de poème romanesque où le Mexique, les Etats-Unis et Marrakech hantent une mémoire de pythie ensorcelée ou d’haruspice spécieux et provocateur. A Tanger, Brion Gysin fut l’un des grands amis de Burroughs et «Désert dévorant» (traduit de l’américain par Livia Standersi chez Flammarion en 1975) s’ouvrait d’ailleurs sur une préface où l’auteur des Garçons sauvages promettait : «C’est un livre que vous désirerez lire et relire. Il vous racontera ce qui se passe dans le Temps Présent. Comment les choses sont amenées à advenir ou non dans le Temps Présent. C’est aussi un divertissement de premier ordre. Commencez à le lire et vous réaliserez qu’il se lit tout seul».

Cela est vrai, comme il est vrai aussi que les 336 pages de ce livre auraient pu en compter sans dommage quelques dizaines de moins. Gysin a fait à son traducteur une confidence qui mérite d’être rapportée : «Il n’y a de réel (dans «Désert dévorant» que le Maroc, Hamid et ses oncles musiciens, les « Trente », derniers rescapés de la croisade des âmes que narre le grand poète persan Attâr dans son Colloque des oiseaux, et qui, dans le village de Joujouka, perpétuent les rites mystérieux, survivance des Lupercales romaines… ». Ces musiciens marocains jouent littéralement dans le roman de Brion Gysin. Ce sont eux qui permettent à l’auteur d’affirmer que le Maroc est l’Ouest Sauvage de l’Esprit. Le je polyphonique qui draine les images et les mirages dans «Désert dévorant» est « aventuré franc sud au désert, en plein Sahara, (…) et ne sachant plus en fait qui en moi marche, ni vers où, ni pourquoi».  Read More http://www.lesoir-echos.com/2010/05/05/salim-jay-le-roman-de-brion-gysin-ou-jouent-hamid-et-ses-oncles-musiciens/

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival articles in Liberation France

Joujouka, le club des soufis stones

Enquête

Par DAVID BORNSTEIN

World. Ce petit bled perdu dans le Rif marocain a abrité son troisième festival de musique soufie, qui s’est achevé hier. Entre transe panique, kif et mythologie hippie.

Trois jours et trois nuits en plein Rif marocain : depuis vendredi et jusqu’à dimanche, les maîtres musiciens soufis ont joué chez eux, entourés de leurs familles, dans le bled sans doute le plus réputé du Maroc. Joujouka est minuscule, perché sur une hauteur qui domine un lac ; des montagnes et d’immenses vallées vert fluo.

http://www.liberation.fr/culture/0101639892-joujouka-le-club-des-soufis-stones


PLUS

Rif et rock’n’roll

Découvert dans les années 50, Joujouka voit par la suite défiler les plus grands noms.

Le peintre Brion Gysin, les écrivains William Burroughs et Paul Bowles rencontrent les musiciens de Joujouka dès les années 50 alors qu’ils vivent à Tanger. C’est Mohamed Hamri, l’un des plus célèbres peintres marocains, qui leur fait découvrir son village natal.
Dans les années 70, les hippies défilent. Brian Jones, premier guitariste des Rolling Stones, est aussi le premier à tripper à Joujouka. Dès 1968, il débarque dans le Rif avec son ingénieur du son. Mélangeant les cassettes, ajoutant des effets sonores de répétition et d’échos - une nouveauté à l’époque -, il produira l’album Pipes of Pan at Joujouka. Mystique, Jones aurait vécu cette musique comme une «incantation à des êtres venus d’ailleurs». Il meurt tragiquement en 1969 et, désormais, ce sont les soufis qui lui rendent hommage. Pour lui, ils ont même créé une chanson en anglais. Les paroles sont brèves, mais efficaces : «Ha ! Brian Jones, very stone !» («Ah, Brian Jones, qu’est-ce qu’il était défoncé !»). Mike Jagger se rend au village des années plus tard, avec Keith Richards, et utilise la transe soufie dans l’album Steel Wheels, en 1989. Quant à Ornette Coleman, saxophoniste free jazz, il débarque au village en 1973 et enregistre Dancing in Your Head. Dans les années 80 et 90, les soufis volent de leurs propres ailes et tournent dans le monde entier.
Mais comme dans tout groupe de rock qui se respecte, ils se disputent et se séparent. Désormais, Bachir Attar vit à New York, enregistre et tourne en solo. Les musiciens restés au village réalisent les albums Black Eyes et Boujeloud. Ils créént le «festival Brian Jones» avec l’aide du producteur irlandais Frank Rynne.


http://www.liberation.fr/culture/0101639893-rif-et-rock-n-roll

Monday, May 31, 2010

Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 2010 contact during festival

The Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival takes place next weekend, if you need to contact the organisers please phone

00212 615155777 or from inside Morocco 0615155777

Monday, May 24, 2010

Last places for the Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 4-6 June 2010 Booking now

Last places for the Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 2010, a great group of people this year and a great festival guaranteed.
Last chance booking email joujouka@gmail.com 
or book now on http://joujouka.net/

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Last chance to book places at Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 4-6 June

Last chance to book places at Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 4-6 June. Booking now www.joujouka.net.

Dont miss this rare chance to stay with the Master Musicians of Joujouka in their home and exsperience Joujouka music as it should be heard and felt.

For info email joujouka@gmail.com

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Master Musicians of Joujouka Ahmed El Bouhsini has passed away

Ahmed Bouhsini R.I.P.

Ahmed El Bouhsini centre in Joujouka 1994 photo Frank Rynne

It is we great sadness that we inform you of the death of Ahmed El Bouhsini a Master Musicians of longstanding. Ahmed passed away last Wednesday. He was a Master rhiata player. He had been suffering from health problems the past few years but still continued to play with the Mallimin.

May God Bless Him and  his family.

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival Still Booking

The Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 4-6 June is still booking on www.joujouka.net.

Updates on flights, with European airspace opening again it is a good time to book cheap flights.
Latest crazy airfare is Ryanair Madrid to Tanger return at the time of the festival for 12 euro incl all taxes and charges. Madrid is a busy hub airport and cheap connecting flights can be found to there. Ryanair, Easyjet and Royal Air Maroc fly from several European destinations including Brussels, Madird, London, Paris etc direct to Tanger.

www.ryanair.com
www.easyjet.com
www.royalairmaroc.com

Sunday, April 11, 2010

موسيقيو زهجوكة لهم نشوة صوفية الاكتر

   موسيقيو زهجوكة لهم نشوة صوفية الاكتر شهرة لاتصالهم بالجيل الدهبي والمجموعة الشهيرة رولين ستونز لمؤسسها براين جونز.موسيقيو زهجوكة يؤدون  موسيقى شعبية تقليدية مغربية  بالطبول و المزامير.الموسيقيون الحقيقيون لزهجوكة يعملون على  استخدام التنفس الدائري  من أجل إنتاج  نغمات .
خاصة .بالاضافة الى رقصة بوجلود الشهيرة . موسيقى زهجوكة متميزة لأن مدشرهم هو موقع  حرم سيدي
أحمد ا لشيخ الذي كان معروفا بكونه حرث الارض بالاسد و كانت له كرامات في شفاء الامراض العصبية .
لقد جلبوا هتمام اشخاص من خارج المغرب بسبب غلاقات المرحوم محمد الحمري(1932_2000) الرسام المغربي الدي ينتمي الى قرية زهجوكة و الدي  كانت له علاقات وطيدة مع
الموسيقيين و الفنانين العظام  الذين  كانوا يعيشون في المغرب . كان الحمري
صديق الكاتب الأميركي وليم بوروز ، والرسام الكندي براين كايزن
    في عام 1968 جلب مؤسس رولينج ستونز  بريان جونز لزهجوكة و في سنة 1971 حضرت مجموعة روليغ ستونز الى زهجوكة و سجلت اغاني مشتركة مع فرقة زهجوكة.
منذ عام 2008 و  الموسيقيون في زهجوكة ينظمون مهرجان الصيف
في قريتهم التي اجتذبت أصدقاء رويلينغ ستونز. ومنذ عام 1971 و موسيقيو زهجوكة يسجلون اغاني مع كبريات الشركات  امتال  رولينج ستونز وروزا و اديلفي  لمزيد من المعلومات المرجو زيارة المواقع التالية 
 http://joujouka.net،
http://brianjonesjoujoukafestival.blogspot.com/2009_08_01_archive.html  ،
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Musicians-of-Joujouka/105892372781794

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Need connecting flights for the Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 4-6 June?

Flights from Madrid, Spain to Tanger are as little as 36 Euro return during the period around the festival. This may be a good way of saving if you are making international connections. See www.esayjet.com

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Paintings by Mohamed Hamri Wanted

Mohamed Hamri  Woman with Fish (1956) private collection all right reserved

Plans are currently being made for a show of works by Mohamed Hamri. We are seeking paintings and also would like to compile a list of works and images in order to promote Hamri and create a record of his work.
If you own paintings by Hamri or know someone who does please contact  Frank  joujouka@gmail.com.
Also if  wish to purchase,  sell, exhibit or simply want to connect please contact  Frank joujouka@gmail.com.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Travel deal UK to Fez dates suit Masters Musicians of Joujouka Festival

Ryanair.com have a great fare from Stanstead to Fez, leaving on the 3 June and return either 6 June or 8 June for only £73.

www.Ryanair.com

Booking for master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 4-6 June www.joujouka.net

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 4-5 June 2010 with optional extra night 6th June 2010 Place: Joujouka, (Jajouka), Morocco.

Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 4-5 June 2010 with optional extra night 6th June 2010
Place: Joujouka, (Jajouka), Morocco.
Booking  Master Musicians of Joujouka website   or below.

Boujeloud dances at the Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival, 
Joujouka, Morocco July 2008. Photo Jill Furmanovsky/Rock Archive

The Master Musicians announce their summer festival will be held 4-6June 2010 in their village in Morocco. Guests will stay with the musicians and their families and experience three days and nights of ritual Sufi music in its natural setting. On Saturday 5 June the musicians will perform the Boujeloud ritual in the village square through the night. In July 2008 the Master Musicians of Joujouka hosted the Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival in their village in the southern Rif Mountains of Northern Morocco. The festival was a celebration of fortieth anniversary of Brian Jones’ recording the iconic LP Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka (Rolling Stones Records 1971). The festival brought the families of old Masters now passed on and a group of visitors from abroad including old friends of the errant Rolling Stone.

In 2009 the Master Musicians festival moved to June as the temperature at the end of July can be above 40C. The festival was a great success and was reported on in The Wire magazine  October, 2009.
 The view from above Joujouka/jajouka photo Jill Furmanovsky Rock Archive

Guests will experience life in Joujouka staying with the musicians and their families in their isolated village. The Master Musicians of Joujouka will play in intimate sessions around their madrassa/school. The highlight of the festival will be the village’s celebration of the Boujeloud ritual in the village square.

Places at the festival are strictly limited as due to accommodation limitations . Guest will stay in the homes of a master Musician in Joujouka/Jajouka. Guests will be collected from Ksar El Kebir the nearest town to Joujouka on Friday 5th June and will be brought to the village. Full board will be provided. Food will be prepared in traditional Joujouka fashion from locally sourced produced. Joujouka is a framing community and as  well as Sufi trance music the village is famous locally for its beautiful olives and olive oil.

The festival is booking now. The price for the main two days of the festival 4-5 June is €250 euro.
Accommodation for 4, 5, and 6 June is €300 (Euro)

Guests will be collected at Moulay El Mehdi train station in Ksar El Kebir on June 4th and transported to Joujouka or by arrangement . For Moroccan trains see www.oncf.ma

Full board lunch and evening meal on Friday 4 June
Breakfast, Lunch and traditional Moroccan mountain feast on Saturday 5
Breakfast (all guests) plus  lunch, and evening meal on Sunday 6th (for those with three day bookings)
For payment by credit transfer please email me for details joujouka@gmail.com
Places are limited to 75.
If you have any questions please do get in touch. joujouka@gmail.com 
Press Reports on 2008 Festival

The Irish Times 2008 preview May 2008 http://brianjonesjoujoukafestival.blogspot.com/2008/07/rolling-stones-moroccan-odyssey-irish_22.html
The Guardian report on Master Musicians Festival 2008 http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/may/29/master-musicians-joujouka-festival-morocco


Mojo magazine Feature Article on Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival 2008 PDF http://media.mind2hands.com/insom/MJMM01.pdf

Joujouka 2-day EUR 250, 4-5 June 2010

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Joujouka 3-day EUR 300 4-6 June 2010
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Slideshows from previous  Festivals 
Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival July 2008





Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival June 2009



Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Master Musicians of Joujouka featured Antibothis book anthology and CD compilation out now

 The first release by Master Musicians of Joujouka recorded at the Master Musicians of Joujouka Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival 29 July 2008  is out now from Antibothis

The Master Musicians of Joujouka track is 
Habibi Wan Amali/ My love what more have I
L'Aitta /The Call

Recorded in Joujouka/Jajouka/Zahjouka on the same spot the Masters played  40 years to the day before  the Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones recorded the Master Musicians of Joujouka "Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka" LP (Rolling Stones Records 1971).
Produced by Frank Rynne
Engineered by David Slevin
Mixed at  Virtu Stdios, Dublin, Ireland.

The Book anthology and Cd is available for 15 Euos from the Antibothis website http://www.antibothis.com/pages/buy.php

The book features “Brian Jones Joujouka Rolling Stone” by Frank Rynne, an account of Frank Rynne's work with Joujouka since 1992 and the Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival

ANTIBOTHIS - Occultural Anthology 3
Book anthology + cd compilation.
135 PAGES, IN ENGLISH
Featuring articles from:
The anti-civilizationist author JOHN ZERZAN on "Silence".
LIAM SIONNACH from Earth First on " Becoming an Anti-Capitalist Ecological Social Force".
CHAD HENSLEY on " Dead Lays".
EWEN CHARDRONNET on "Molecules of Combat".
IONA MILLER on " Sasha´s Ecstasy & the Agony of CONtrollers".
JOE AMBROSE on " The Darker Side of Me - White Irish".
NIGEL AYERS on "All Killer, No Filler".
WILFRED HOU JE BEK on "In Defense of Primate Poetics".
FRANK RYNNE on " Brian Jones Joujouka Rolling Stone".
RANDALL PYKE on " Neo-Anarchist Dream State".
ADI NEWTON and JANE RADION NEWTON on "The Denizens of Beyond".

Antibothis cd compilation includes:
The Master Musicians of Joujouka, Lydia Lunch with Philippe Petit, Checkpoint 303, Kal Cahoone, Gintas K, Orbit Service, Anla Courtis, Stpo, Jabe Radion Newton and Adi Newton / T.A.G.C.,  Zeitkratzer, Pietro Riparbelli/K11, Gjoll.
PRICE : 15.00 euros with postage included everywhere,payable through Paypal , please go to Buy Books link.
Published by Associação Chili com Carne and Thisco
THISCOvery CChanel collection
First edition, May 2010
Cover art & illustration by
André Lemos - opuntya-syndrome.blogspot.com
Design by
João Cunha
 BUY NOW http://www.antibothis.com/pages/buy.php

Master Musicians Festival 4-6 June Booking Now www.joujouka.net

Special thanks to Thisco for his selfless work.
About Antibothis 
ANTIBOTHIS is a collection of book anthologies featuring texts, interviews showcasing a variety of ideas that  are a genuine alternative to the dogma of conformity, the commitment to disconnect the cables of corporhate  coolonization, disinverting cultural reality through the dissemination and dispersion of alternatives vortices of  information and infinite chaotic propaganda, speculation, simulation, stimulation, to revolutionize the dynamics of life in a total process of cultural transformation, reclaiming our guts and revolt in the name of imagination in  opposition to a toxic life of low awareness, herd mentality and programmed though, infecting human minds and alter their behaviour.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

More Joujouka from Maroc 1 TV Co-operative pour de Development Sidi Ahmed Skiech de Zahjouka Festival

Another clip from Maroc 1 TV of the Master Musicians and Boujeloud 2006.


Filmed at The Festival Sidi Ahmed Sheich Zahjouka/Jajouka/Joujouka 2006 and broadcast on the Moroccan national channel Maroc 1.
This festival is supported and attended by  the Governor of Larache province, the local government, the Caid of Tatoft. It  is organised by the local Co-operative pour de Development Sidi Ahmed Skiech de Zahjouka which provides employment for the women of the village. This festival is  an annual showcase of the community's products, cheese, bread, traditional weaving, woolen goods, and olive products which the co-operative markets for the villagers. The co-operative's efforts to employ women for cash wages is hugely popular locally. In its efforts to preserve the local culture the co-operative and local government also helped finance the building of the Master Musicians new Madrassa (school for music) which was built by the musicians and the villagers in the traditional mountain style.

The co-operative also helps the local farmers develop their  livestock such as goats and cattle for cheese production. These initiatives, funded by the Kingdom of Morocco with assistance from the European Union were introduced in recent years partly as part of the program of eradication of illegal hashish production in the Ahl Srif mountains and Larache province and under new programs of His Majesty Mohamed VI to develop the north of the country.

At 00.32 Mallim Ali Abdelslam El Attar the oldest Master Musicians can be seen standing at the end of the line of musicians. This year Ali Attar turns 101years of age. Boujeloud (Mohamed Hatmi).


Booking for the Master Musicians of Joujouka own  Festival 4-6 June 2010. www.joujouka.net

Joujouka producer interviewed by Paul Hawkins

Paul Hawkins has a new blog. He has republished an interview with the producer of Joujouka Black Eyes, Sufi and Boujeloud CDs.
Joujouka via Johnny Cash Paul Hawkins talks to Frank Rynne.

http://www.hesterglock.com/joujoukaviajohnnycash.htm

Paul's website is http://www.hesterglock.com/

Booking for the Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival www.joujouka.net

Travel arrangements for Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival June 4-6 2010

Royal Air Maroc are running offers every Thursday on their website www.royalairmaroc.com

Easyjet have cheap flights to Tangier from Paris and Madrid www.easyjet.com
Ryanair fly to Marrakesh and Fez from many European destinations Ryanair.com NB Trian journey times from Marrakesh to Moulay El Mehdi 10 hours Fez to Moulay El Mehdi 4-5 hours, Tangier to Moulay El Mehdi 1 and half hours.
Fly to Gibraltar or Malaga for ferry services to Tangier from Algeciras, Tarifa and Gibraltar, See Andalusia Tourist information http://www.andalucia.com/travel/ferry/home.htm
Moroccan Trains NB destination for pick up by festival organisers for Joujouka/Jajouka is Ksar El Kebir the main train station there is called Moulay El Mehdi www.oncf.ma. Pick up by arrangement with festival. We will meet you at your train and bring you directly to the village.



NB From the UK Ryanair have very cheap flights to Fez on 3 June and returns on the 6 and the 8 of June £73 (retrieved 29/03/2010) www.ryanair.com Trains from Fez to Moulay El Medhi www.oncf.ma
If you need advice on travel arrangements email joujouka@gmail.com

Booking for festival www.joujouka.net

Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 4-6 June 2010 Booking Now for Joujouka/Jajouka Morocco



Book Now for the Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 4-6 June, Joujouka/Jajouka Morocco



Stay in the homes of true Master Musicians and experience 3 days in intimate contact with the ancient music and its present day true practitioners.
This event is an ethical festival featuring traditional Sufi trance.

2 day and 3 day tickets available on the official site of the Sufi brotherhood who continue their traditions in their village in the foothills of the Rif Mountains, the Ahl Srif Djebel.

www.joujouka.net

Details and booking from the festival blog http://brianjonesjoujoukafestival.blogspot.com/2010/02/master-musicians-of-joujouka-festival-4.html
NB This is festival run by the only group of Master Musicians who live and play amongst their tribe.

Monday, March 22, 2010

London Calling: A Countercultural History of London Since 1945 Guardian interview with Miles

Miles aka Barry Miles (on his books) has his new book, London Calling: A Countercultural History of London Since 1945,  out  now from Atlantic Books. Miles was a constant on the couterculture scene since the 1960s and has never lost his edge. His new book traces the history of the counterculture in London from 1945 to the present day. This is a milestone publication by one of the few participants in the scene who actually remembers the 1960s.
Eric Anderson, Terry Wilson and Miles
Naked Lunch @50 Paris 2009 photo Frank Rynne
There is a great interview in the Guardian available on line
For 45 years, Miles has lived in the same building in Fitzrovia, north of Oxford Street, a stone's throw from Soho to the south and BBC Broadcasting House to the west. Originally, he occupied a flat on an upper floor with his first wife, Sue Crane; he now lives with the travel writer Rosemary Bailey and their teenage son in the basement. The walls of the narrow hallway are covered with paintings, including several by William Burroughs, made during Burroughs's London phase, when Miles took on archival duties and compiled a bibliography of his work; he has also edited a variorum edition of Allen Ginsberg's Howl. Surrounding the pictures are photographs of Miles with Ginsberg, the cartoonist Robert Crumb and others. He is an exemplary case of social mobility – not upwards via the pursuit of money or status, but into the classless orbit of art. "As soon as I took my art A-level, at 16, I went off to become a painter. There was no further thought than that . . . You went to art school to learn how to do art. Then I saw a programme on television about the Beat generation. It was quite critical, but I thought it was wonderful. There was Ginsberg reading Howl and Lawrence Ferlinghetti with the Golden Gate Bridge behind him. It seemed to me that was the model to go for."
The freedom to choose your own style of living has been the main theme of Miles's pilgrimage. "We wanted the church and state to have no part in personal relations," he writes in In the Sixties, having reminded readers of the rigidity of social mores in previous decades. "And once we had got rid of them, then would come the great experiment of deciding how to live."
Read the full interview http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/mar/20/barry-miles-sixties-indica-interview
 And from the Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/london-calling-a-countercultural-history-of-london-since-1945-by-barry-miles-1919971.html


And buy the book 


Miles, Barry (2010). London Calling: A Countercultural History of London Since 1945. Atlantic Books. ISBN 9781843546139.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Maroc 1 TV filmed in Joujouka/Jajouka c. 2005



Women of Joujouka/Jahjouka/Jajouka with Master Musicians Mohamed Mockshan and Abu filmed in Joujouka/Jajouka c.2005.
This clip is from a segment arranged and filmed in Joujouka c.2005 by Maroc 2 TV. The clip is filmed in the garden of Mohamed Hamri. The olives trees were planted by Hamri when he built this house in 1989. Hamri passed away in 2000. His life's work with the Master Musicians assured that the music of his village and its Master practictioners was world famous. In 1968 Hamri and Brion Gysin brought Brian Jones to the village to record. The resulting LP "Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka" was released in 1971


Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 2010
4-6 June Joujouka, Jahjouka, Jajouka, Ahl Srif Djebel (Ahl Srif Mountains), Morocco.

Booking now on The Master Musicians Official Site

For info email joujouka@gmail.com

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Charlie Gillett R.I.P.

 Charlie Gillett (20 February 1942 - 17 March 2010),
Charlie Gillett the  champion of music and especially in the last  three decades of the phenomenon known as World Music has passed away. Master Musicians of Joujouka offer their prayers and sympathy to his family.
His World Service Radio show brought practitioners and fans from across the world together through culture and song.  
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8573682.stm

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 4-6 June 2010 Booking Now for Joujouka Morocco 2010

Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 4-5 June 2010 with optional extra night 6th June 2010
Place: Joujouka, (Jajouka), Morocco.
Booking  Master Musicians of Joujouka website   or below.

Boujeloud dances at the Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival, 
Joujouka, Morocco July 2008. Photo Jill Furmanovsky/Rock Archive

The Master Musicians announce their summer festival will be held 4-6June 2010 in their village in Morocco. Guests will stay with the musicians and their families and experience three days and nights of ritual Sufi music in its natural setting. On Saturday 5 June the musicians will perform the Boujeloud ritual in the village square through the night. In July 2008 the Master Musicians of Joujouka hosted the Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival in their village in the southern Rif Mountains of Northern Morocco. The festival was a celebration of fortieth anniversary of Brian Jones’ recording the iconic LP Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka (Rolling Stones Records 1971). The festival brought the families of old Masters now passed on and a group of visitors from abroad including old friends of the errant Rolling Stone.

In 2009 the Master Musicians festival moved to June as the tempreture at the end of July can be above 40C. The festival was a great success and was reported on in The Wire magazine  October, 2009.

Guests will experience life in Joujouka staying with the musicians and their families in their isolated village. The Master Musicians of Joujouka will play in intimate sessions around their madrassa/school. The highlight of the festival wwill be the village’s celebration of the Boujeloud ritual in the village square.

Places at the festival are strictly limited as due to accommodation limitations with the families in Joujouka/Jajouka. Guests will be collected from Ksar El Kebir the nearest town to Joujouka on Friday 5th June and will be brought to the village. Full board will be provided. Food will be prepared in traditional Joujouka fashion from locally sourced produced. Joujouka is a framing community well as Sufi trance music the village is famous for its beautiful olives and olive oil.

The festival is booking now. The price for the main two days of the festival 4-5 June is €250 euro.
Accommodation for 4, 5, and 6 June is €300 (Euro)

Guests will be collected at Moulay El Mehdi train station in Ksar El Kebir on June 4th and transported to Joujouka or by arrangement . For Moroccan trains see www.oncf.ma

Full board lunch and evening meal on Friday 4 June
Breakfast, Lunch and traditional Moroccan mountain feast on Saturday 5
Breakfast (all guests) plus  lunch, and evening meal on Sunday 6th (for those with three day bookings)
For payment by credit transfer please email me for details joujouka@gmail.com
Places are limited to 75.
If you have any questions please do get in touch. joujouka@gmail.com 

Joujouka 2-day EUR 250, 4-5 June 2010

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Joujouka 3-day EUR 300 4-6 June 2010
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