samedi 21 février 2009

Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 5-7 June 2009 Joujouka.

The Master Musicians announce their summer festival will be held 5-7 June 2009 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 6 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 broughtthe families of old Masters now passed on and a group of visitors from abroadincluding old friends of the errant Rolling Stone.

Guest willexperience life in Joujouka staying with the musicians and their families in their isolated village. The Master Musicians of Joujouka willplay 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 earlybird price is €250 euro. Accommodation for 5, 6, and 7 June

Full board lunch and evening meal on Friday 5 JuneBreakfast, Lunch and traditional Moroccan mountain feast on Saturday 6 Breakfast, Lunch, and evening meal Sunday 7thBooking now on Master Musicians of Joujouka Web SiteFor payment by credit transfer please email me for details. Places are limited to 75.If you have any questions please do get in touch.

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