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

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.

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.
However, Regina Weinreich while praising the show notes that Gysin's Moroccan period is under represented

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

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

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