Preview of forthcoming film (in production) of the The Master Musicians of Joujouka Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival 2008.
In July 2008 the Master Musicians of Joujouka celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Brian Jones recording the iconic LP “Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka” (Rolling Stones Records 1971) with a two day festival. The highlight of the festival was a performance in the same spot in the centre of the village which began 40 years to the hour after the performance that Brian Jones recorded on 29th July 1968. In attendence at the festival were Brian’s friends Anita Pallenberg and John Dunbar. the festival highlighted the authentic music, culture and traditions continued in the village to this day by the Sufi masters who live there.
The highlight of the musical performance is the arrival of Boujeloud, a half goat, half man, figure likened to the ancient God Pan.
This is the panic music written of by William S. Burroughs in his novels and non fiction writings.
Children and relatives of the original musicians also attended in great numbers for this celebration of Brian Jones and the Master Musicians of Joujouka. Among those who particpated in the festival was Mallim Ali Abdelsalm El Attar who at 100 years of age is the oldest Master from that era in the village. he is the uncle of the current leader of the Master Musicians of Joujouka Ahmed el Attar.
Brian Jones visited Joujouka/.Jajouka three times with Mohamed Hamri, the artist who promoted his mothers tribe of master musicians and introduced them to the avant garde writers and musicians of the Beat Generation and the 60s rock scene.
This performance was recorded for release and filmed. This clip is a sampler of one of the films in production and was shot by and is directed by Daragh McCarthy. The music is produced by Frank Rynne and engineered by David Slevin of Virtu Studios, Dublin.
The Master Musicians of Joujouka on this recording are
Ahmed El Attar drums
El Kahil Radi drums
Mustahpa El Attar drums
Ahmed Bouhsini rhiata
Mohamed Mokhchan rhiata
Abdelslam Errtoubi rhiata
Abdellah Ziyat rhiata
Mohamed El Attar rhiata
Mohamed El Tahami rhiata
also featured Mallim Ali Abdeslam El Attar and Mohmed Hatmi aka Boujeloud
Filmed in Joujouka/jajouka , Morocco.
Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival takes place from June 10-12 2011. For bookings and info email firstname.lastname@example.org of just Book at www.joujouka.net