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Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar

Jagger’s favourite Moroccan rockers head south

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The Master Musicians of Jajouka, led by Bachir Attar, are coming to Mona. Join us for an evening of superb instrumentalism courtesy of one of the world’s oldest and most revered musical traditions.

One of the most musically inspiring groups still left on the planet.
—Mick Jagger

The world’s only 4000-year-old rock band.
—William S. Burroughs

THURSDAY 17 AUGUST

Doors open 7:00 pm
Concert 7.30 pm
Nolan Gallery, Mona

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Jajouka is an ancient mountain village in the northern hills of Morocco. Attar and his ensemble are the custodians of a unique, millennia-old practice – one of the oldest musical traditions in the world.

The Musicians play a hypnotic mix of folk, ancient and contemporary pieces on traditional, locally made instruments. Passed down through generations and perfected over a lifetime, their mastery of sacred melodies and rhythms are revered throughout their native land. Global recognition came in 1968, when Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones recorded with the group; twenty years later, the Stones returned to Jajouka to record ‘Continental Drift’ (1989).


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Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar

Mona – Museum of Old and New Art
655 Main Rd, Berriedale, Tasmania, Australia

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