Master Musicians of Jajouka with Medeski Martin and Wood, “Hand of Fatima” (2013)

The story of the Master Musicians of Jajouka is one of the most intriguing stories in music, and also quite possibly the longest-running one. This exotic music originating from a small village in the Rif mountains of Morocco is a tradition that has been literally been handed down from generation to generation for some 1,300 years. The music has entranced Westerners who have come across this remote berg in northern Morocco, from William S. Burroughs to Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones to Ornette Coleman. ......
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The Master Musicians of Jajouka The Road to Jajouka

Recommending this remarkable release is easy; describing it is not, so here goes: Originating from a village in southern Morocco, the music of Jajouka has been described by William S. Burroughs as “the 4,000 year old rock ‘n’ roll band”. Championed by artists as diverse as Paul ......
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Bonnaroo For the Arty Fan

Sets You'll Probably Catch: However you approach Moroccan icons the Master Musicians of Jajouka – amicrotonaltrance-out for ambient fans, a dizzying dance for free-jazz fans......
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The Road To Jajouka

Perched upon the Rif mountain range of Morocco, the Master Musicians of Jajouka -- dubbed "the 4,000 year old rock 'n' roll band" by William S. Burroughs -- have fascinated listeners with their ceremonial trance music for years. Rolling Stone Brian Jones was an early devotee in the West, featuring their music on his 1971 album Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Jajouka. Ornette Coleman ......
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Amulet Records The Road to Jajouka

Amulet Records - The Road to Jajouka ... A benefit album produced by Billy Martin for The Master Musicians of Jajouka originally released as CD on Howe Records ......
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VA : The Road to Jajouka - A Benefit Album

... of the world's most unique and enduring musical traditions. This album is a musical tribute to the Master Musicians of Jajouka, ... to Jajouka - A Benefit Album. ...
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Jazz Articles: Billy Martin: Beyond MMW - By Ted Panken

Ted Panken ... To begin, he observed that he is artistic-directing a project, commissioned by Master Musicians of Jajouka leader Bachir Attar ...
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Photographer, manager and producer Cherie Nutting talks about Paul Bowles, and Master Musicians of Jajouka

Photographer, manager and producer Cherie Nutting talks about Paul The image stops time. It is the first primordial thought. We are here. Music is pre - image...It's vibrations form both the image and all parallel realities..…
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An Interview with Bachir Attar, the leader of Master Musicians of Jajouka: The primordial echo of rock 'n' roll

"People who love and know music, poets and writers and musicians, it touches them. They understand it."Bachir Attar: The Master Musician of Jajouka.
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The Wire Magazine

The Master Musicians of Jajouka are nominated for one of the best Global albums of 2009
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Jazz Beyond Jazz Overview of Le Poisson Rouge show for Robert Palmer

Mention of Robert Palmer and Master Musicians of Jajouka See the review here.

NY Times review of "Hand of Fatima"

Mentions Robert Palmer, Rolling Stones, Sonic Youth, Patti Smith, and Jajouka See the review here.

FT.com Review of Ornette Coleman jamming onstage with Jajouka

Mention of Ornette Coleman's Meltdown jam with Jajouka See the review here.

BBC on the Meltdown jam with Patti Smith and Jajouka

Mention of Patti Smith jam with Jajouka See the review here.

Birmingham Jazz Reviews the final night at Meltdown 2009

More on the jam with Ornette and Jajouka See the review here.

All About Jazz review of Jajouka as Guests of Ornette Coleman

A mention of Jajouka performing at Meltdown 2009 See the review here.

Music OMH's review of Jajouka at Meltdown 2009

A gig review of the Meltdown mentioning MMoJ performance See the review here.

The Independent's Review of Ornette Coleman jamming onstage with Jajouka

Andy Gill reviews Ornette Coleman's Meltdown jam with Jajouka See the review here.

Drowned In Sound Review of Meltdown

Mentions The MMoJ and Ornette Coleman See the review here.

The Guardian does a Festival Review of Meltdown

Mentions The MMoJ performances at the Meltdown Festival 2009 See the review here.

London Evening Standard mentions Patti Smith with Jajouka

Birmingham Jazz reviews the Meltdown and Patti Smith's performance with the MMoJ See the review here.

Birmingham Jazz reviews Patti Smith and Mentions Jajouka

Birmingham Jazz reviews the Meltdown and Patti Smith's performance with the MMoJ See the review here.

The Telegraph (UK) reviews Patti and mentions Master Musicians of Jajouka

A mention of Master Musicians of Jajouka performin with Patti Smith at the Meltdown Festival in The Telegraph. See the mention here.

Alexis Petridis reviews Patti Smith and mentions Jajouka

A mention of Patti Smith performing with the Master Musicians of Jajouka at the Meltdown Festival in The Guardian. See the review here.

Afropop Worldwide Interviews Bachir Attar

Afropop Worldwide Interviews Bachir Attar preceding the final US Tour date at The Knitting Factory in New York City. See the transcript here.

MoroccoBoard.com Reviews The Kennedy Center Performance for the Arabesque Festival

The opening show included a 120-member children choir from Syria, Bachir Attar & the Master Musicians of Jajouka from Morocco, Qatar symphony orchestra and Marcel Khalifé and Al Mayadine Ensemble. Many, many pics are featured in this article! See it all here.

DCist Reviews the Kennedy Center Performance

There were moments, too, that would've been right at home on the latest Animal Collective record, and others that came off like a Moroccan talkin' blues, albeit at near warp speed. The latter closed out the show with the group on its feet and each member taking a turn out front soloing and cajoling the crowd with a variety of handclaps and hip shakes. Read the full article here.

BBC News Reports on the Arabesque Festival in Washington, D.C.

BBC News Reports on the Arabesque Festival in Washington, D.C., featuring The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar. Watch the video on Yahoo Canada here.

The Stranger’s Line Out Reviews The Neumo’s Seattle Performace

The third composition unspooled a sinuous groove over which an intricate vocal call and response volleyed. During this, a chubby Bill Murray-looking member rose and started dancing and coaxing the crowd to do the same. It was utterly charming. Read the entire article here.

Howard Mandel Pens A Review of the PDX Jazz Festival

There is much that is otherworldly, primordial and tribal about the eight mostly impassive men dressed in green sheaths and white head-wraps playing chant-like call-and-response patterns, mysteriously synchronized polyrhythms… all in a rip-roar that becomes hypnotizing. Read the entire article here.

Spinner Reviews the Los Angeles Royce Hall Performance

This is music that, while adhering to generations of traditions, is by nature rather unruly… Jojouka is in a world of its own and, being trance music, listeners can enter worlds of their own through it. Read the entire article here.

LAist Reviews the Royce Hall Performance in LA

Charging the air of Royce Hall with complex trance-inducing music and magic, The Master Musicians of Jajouka treated Los Angeles to a mesmerizing performance on Friday night. Read the whole review here.

Portland’s KBOO Interviews Bachir Attar

Bachir Attar of The Master Musicians of Jajouka stops by KBOO studios for an interview on the eve of their performance at the Roseland Theater. Listen to the full interview here.

Seattle Weekly Reviews
February 17th Performance at Neumo’s

“People danced with their eyes closed, frantically, as if in a trance. Others simply stood and watched, jaws agape… It was pretty excellent. If I see these guys on any bills in the future, I'll alert you…” Read the full article here.

Seattle Times Anticipates
the February 17th Performance at Neumo’s

“Everyone needs to go to the show and get their minds blown. They've inspired so many artists, from Williams S. Burroughs and Paul Bowles to Roscoe Mitchell and Ornette [Coleman].” Read the full article here.

Metal Jazz Reviews
February 6th Performance at Royce Hall

“Near the climax, the musicians’ energy loosened and broke in waves against the crowd’s frenzy…” Read the full article here.

UCLA’s Daily Bruin Features Tour Kick-Off at UCLA

UCLA’s Daily Bruin publishes a review of The Master Musicians of Jajouka’s music in preparation for the tour lauch. Read the full article here.

Metal Jazz Reviews Live Volume 1

A quite favorable review of Live Volume 1 published by Metal Jazz. Read the full article here.

LA City Beat says “Keep Moroccans in the Free World”

A short interview with Bachir accompanying a dispersed review of the music of The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar. An announcement of the first tour date is also included. Read the full article here.

UCLA Today Features Tour Launch

A concise story on The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar, followed by a mention of their upcoming tour, the first stop being in LA. Read the full article here.

Brainwashed Reviews Live Volume 1

The Online Music Magazine Brainwashed publishes a review of the new album from The Master Musicians of Jajouka with Bachir Attar. Read the full article here.

Roots Zone Reviews Live Volume 1

The danish online magazine Roots Zone reviews Live Volume 1. Read the full article here.

Japanese Review of Live Volume 1

A japanese language review of Live Volume 1. Read the full article here.

Pop Matters offers a
favorable review of Live Volume 1

A Review of The Master Musicians of Jajouka with Bachir Attar’s Live Volume 1.
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folk fest offers global kickoff:
Morocco icons pave way for indie stars

A Review of The Master Musicians of Jajouka with Bachir Attar’s performance kicking off the Calgary Folk Music Festival. From the Calgary Herald. Read the full article here.

Master Musicians Indeed

The Walrus’ In Turn completes its coverage of Morocco’s Master Musicians of Jajouka with a review of their Toronto performance. Photos by Joel Trenaman. Read the full article here.

Jajouka’s Master Musicians keep ancient tradition alive

From Straight.com, Vancouver’s online source. In the small Moroccan village of Jajouka lives a caste of artists, mostly elderly men, who make music in a tradition that snakes back into the mists of time. Read the full article here.

An Interview with Bachir Attar

Further coverage from The Walrus on the Master Musicians of Jajouka, with an interview of Bachir Attar. Read the full article here.

Master Musicians of Jajouka Bring the Sounds of Morocco’s Rif Mountains to Toronto

World Music Central covers the upcoming July 15th Phoenix Concert Theatre event in Toronto, Ontario. Read the full article here.

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