MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA X3

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APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY 1992



About: "The Master Musicians of Jajouka are an ensemble of full-time Moroccan musicians who live in the small rural village of Jajouka, which is in the Jibala hills south of Tangier. For them, music isn't a part-time interest or a mere hobby; it's an integral part of their day-to-day lives. Their passionate music was documented in 1991, when Apocalypse Across the Sky was recorded using a digital 12-track recorder. Some of the songs on this CD favor chanting vocals and use of the call-and-response technique, while the instrumentals make extensive use of percussion and the ghaita, an African wind instrument with a high pitch and an oboe-ish quality. The ghaita has been heard as a solo instrument on many African recordings, but on Sky (for which ghaita player/singer Bachir Attar serves as leader), listeners are given the chance to hear several ghaitas in unison. This is enriching music that shouldn't be overlooked."
(AMG)

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JOUJOUKA BLACK EYES 1995
(Live)



About: "Hailing from the Rif mountains of Morocco, The Master Musicians of Joujouka are Sufi musicians as documented by Frank Rynne & Joe Ambrose over the course of several months. The pipe-based music of these people first broadly came to the attention of Western ears thanks to the late Rolling Stone Brian Jones whose album Brian Jones Presents The Pipes of Pan at Joujouka was one of the earliest widely known instances of what was to become known as 'World Music' since then of course all manner of New Age miscreants have muscled in on such cultures, but in this instance Rynne & Ambrose clearly hold the music, and moreover the performers themselves, in very high regard and the consequent set of recordings provide a legitimate portrait of Joujoukan musical craftsmanship."
(Boomcat)

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THE PIPES OF PAN AT JAJOUKA '71 1995



About: "In 1968 Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones traveled to Morocco and taped parts of music at the Rites of Pan Festival. It's uncertain whether this should be considered a Brian Jones album, or an album by the Pipes of Pan at Jajouka, or an album by the Master Musicians of Jajouka, as the performers on this recording are most commonly known in the West. The important thing to know is that it's a document of Moroccan traditional music that achieves trance-like effects through its hypnotic, insistent percussion, eerie vocal chanting, and pipes. Originally divided into two untitled, unbroken LP sides (although these are broken down and officially titled on the CD reissue), it should be kept in mind that these are merely edited excerpts of performances which can last for hours, and thus they offer only a taste of the live event. Although the first part in particular builds and builds in relentless energy to whirling climaxes, there are discrete and different performances here, some featuring female chants, others less intense male vocals, and others passages of unaccompanied instruments which sound like flutes (credits and details on the original release are sparse). While this music had been performed in this fashion for a long time before Jones documented it, this was among the first of such recordings to receive reasonably wide exposure (although it was released after Jones' death) in Europe and North America. Thus this recording anticipated the wider popularity of trance-like music among both electronic rock and progressive African musicians later in the 20th century."
(AMG)

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2 комментария:

Roger Camden комментирует...

Joujouka Black Eyes is down.

Mona комментирует...

Is there any chance of re-upping Black Eyes?
Would be really grateful.
regards/