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Led today by Bachir Attar, the Master Musicians of Jajouka, from a village near Ksarel Kebir in the Ahl Srif mountains of northern Morocco, are most famous for their connections with the Beat Generation.

Attar, Bachir & The Master Musicians Of Jajouka
The Source

Attar, Bachir & The Master Musicians Of Jajouka:  The Source

Label: Harmonia Mundi    
Released in: Morocco    

"The Master Musicians of Jajouka hail from a village near Ksarel Kebir in the Ahl Srif mountains of northern Morocco. Jajouka is home to Sufi trance musicians who maintain one of the oldest and most unique musical traditions known on the planet. After many years of dedicated training, the musicians finally become 'Malims' or Masters. They possess baraka, the blessing of Allah, which gives them the power to heal and the endurance required to play some of the most intense and complex music ever written. Led today by Bachir Attar, the Master Musicians of Jajouka are most famous for their connections with the Beat Generation (Burroughs famously dubbed them 'A 4,000 year old rock band') and Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones, who introduced the unique sound of the Master Musicians of Jajouka to much of the Western world. The Source was produced by Brian Jones a month before his death in 1969. The band has subsequently recorded several unforgettable albums on their own and has been featured on albums by Ornette Coleman, the Rolling Stones, Randy Weston, Maceo Parker, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. The music on The Source manifests the musical and ritual force of a local, influential and endless art."

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Product Information:

UPC: 794881976720

Label: Harmonia Mundi
Catalog ID: LM-5481CD
Squidco Product Code: 14083

Format: CD
Condition: Closeout (New)
Released: 2010
Country: Morocco
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
This CD was recorded in the village of Jajouka in December 2006.


Bachir Attar-ghaita, lira (flute), guimbri, vocals

Abdellah Attar-ghaita, drums, flute, vocals

Mohammed Attar-ghaita, drum, flute, vocals

Abderrzak El Attar-ghaita, drums, vocals

Mohamed El Attar-drums and vocals

Abdellah Bokhzar-drums and vocals

Bouker Talha-ghaita and drums

Mokhtar Jahgdal-drums and vocals

Ahmed El Ballouti-drums, ghaita, vocals

Mohammed El Hammade-guimbri

Lahcen Kaddouri-drums and vocals

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Track Listing:

1. Habibi Tsitini 15:25

2. Talaha L'badro Alaina 1:33

3. Hanging Out In The Musicians House 15:00

4. Night Dance Under The Moon 6:53

5. Habibi Analik Wuntalia 13:35

6. Dancing In Your Body And Head 5:06

7. Hadra Of Sidi Ahmed Sheik 8:07

8. Dance In The Cae Of Boujaloud 8:51

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