The Master Musicians of Jajouka, led by Bachir Attar, performed live at the opening night of Le Guess Who? 2022 as part of the Hidden Musics project following the release of their new album 'Dancing Under The Moon', released earlier in 2022 via Glitterbeat Records. You can listen to and relive the full performance below.
Based in Jajouka, Morocco, The Master Musicians are a collective of Jbala Sufi trance makers who are committed to creating a contemporary representation of a century-old musical tradition. Their music is deeply hypnotic and earth-shatteringly intense. To this day, they prove William Buroughs words, as the writer called them ‘the four thousand-year-old rock and roll band’.
Le Guess Who? Recordings
The publication of this recording is part of Le Guess Who?’s ongoing expansion of the festival’s recordings archive, with 50+ recordings from past editions now freely available online. It contains audio and/or video recordings of Arooj Aftab, Mazaher, Zwangere Guy, Eddie Chacon, Suuns, Alabaster dePlume, The Microphones, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Aldous Harding, Deerhunter, Girl Band, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Neneh Cherry, Mount Eerie, Selda Bağcan and many more.
Recorded at TivoliVredenburg’s Grote Zaal on Thursday, 10 November 2022.
Recording and mix by Marc Broer
Special thanks to Chris Eckman & Glitterbeat Records
Photography by Tim van Veen