The Master Musicians of Jajouka

By Nick Castro


Master Musicians of Jajouka are an ancient family of musicians from northern Morocco. Their tradition has been passed down orally for anywhere from 1,300 to 4,000 years. They are believed to have originally descended from migratory Phoenician settlers who made their homes in the Rif mountains of Morocco. They share their home with the sancutary of Saint Sidi Ahmed Sheikh, who is the patron saint of Morocco. Their music has caught the ear and piqued the interest of many figures on the counter culture throughout the years, including Brion Gysin, William Burroughs, Paul... Read More

City Of Origin:
Jajouka, Morocco
Formed Date:
c. 1950
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