- The Primal Energy That Is The Music and Ritual Of Jajouka, Morocco
- Artist: Master Musicians of Jajouka
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 11/15/2011
Vinyl LP pressing. In the Djebala foothills of the Rif Mountains in northern Morocco is the ancient village of Jajouka. For hundreds of years music has poured out of that village, music by the world's only "4000 year old rock band" (William Burroughs), The Master Musicians of Jajouka. For hundreds of years the Master Musicians were the musical group of choice for the princes of Morocco, but they were not heard outside their native soil. Fast forward to 1950, Morocco, free of French and Spanish colonialism, is alive and the Beat Generation has discovered it. Author/composer Paul Bowles and writer/painter Brion Gysin hears the Master Musicians at a festival and have their minds blown. At different times both Bowles and Gysin make their way to the village of Jajouka, visits which result in some of the first recordings of the group. Light in the Attic.