The remarkable music played by the Master Musicians of Joujouka, a remote village in the Ahl Srif tribal area south of the Rif in Northern Morocco, is thousands of years old. In the 15th century, when the Sufi saint Sidi Ahmed Schiech arrived in the village, he wrote music for the Masters’ ancestors which could heal disturbed minds. Today’s Masters are blessed with the Baraka or spirit of their saint and use touch and prayer to heal.
The Festival is all about offering a very small group of people the opportunity to live in Joujouka with the Master musicians as your hosts and experience the music in the village and spectacular landscape in which it belongs. People who speak French, Arabic and English and who have long, strong connections with the village are on hand to answer questions and make you feel as at home as possible.
Because of the nature of the Festival, numbers have to be strictly limited to 50 people and this means it’s essential to book early if you want to have this incredible experience. The Masters play for you and the village every night of the Festival on the stage which was purpose built for them and they spend most of the days playing. Music is part of the fabric of Joujouka and the essence of your experience.
The next Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival takes place from 14-16 June 2013
Booking Now : http://www.joujouka.org/the-festival/