mercredi 30 avril 2008

Brian Jones festival in Joujouka on sale from later tonight

Brian Jones 40th Anniversary in Joujouka

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience a day and night in Joujouka as guests of the Master Musicians of Jououka and their families 28th July 2008.
The storyOn 28th July 1968 Brian Jones came to Joujouka with Brion Gysin, Mohamed Hamri and engineer George Chkiantz to record an album with the Master Musicians of Joujouka.
The resulting LP was the first release on Rolling Stones Records in 1971 "Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka".
To mark the 40th anniversary of this historic recording, the Master Musicians of Joujouka are staging a celebratory festival on 28th July 2008. The musicians will perform the Sufi healing music of Joujouka and, after dinner, the night will be filled with a full performance of the musicians' Boujeloud Rite, which is likened to the ancient Rites of Pan.
Joujouka is a farming community with strong Sufi traditions, located in the Ahl Srif Mountains some 80 km south of Chefchaouen and 20km from Ksar El Kebir.It is a halal village; therefore, both presence and consumption of alcohol is strictly forbidden.
Food and boardAccommodation will be provided in traditional Joujouka houses with the musicians' families. This is a unique opportunity to experience a festival in the village and Joujouka life.
Full board will be provided: lunch on arrival on the 28th, a celebratory meal in the evening, and breakfast on the morning of the 29th. All the dishes will be prepared by the villagers and will be traditional Moroccan fare for a celebratory feast.
The people of Joujouka are renowned for their music and their cooking.
Places are limitedThis once-in-a-lifetime experience is available to a strictly limited 50 places. This is due to accommodation limitations in the village, which is 20km from the nearest urban centre.
Travel arrangementsTicket holders must make their own way to Ksar El Kebir.Ticket holders will be transported from Ksar El Kebir's main train station ("Mouley Mehdi") at a designated time on the morning of 28th. Return transport to Ksar El Kebir will be provided on 29th to meet connecting trains.Grand taxis, and buses also serve Ksar El Kebir.
The price for this unique experience is €250 per person.Information available from
Frank Rynne

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