Morocco’s First Master Musicians of Jajouka Festival led by Bachir Attar, Your Morocco Tour

Master Musicians of Jajouka, Photograph by Cherrie Nutting

This May 15th – 17th, 2014, the foothills of Jajouka, Morocco and home of Bachir Attar will play host to the very first festival featuring the Master Musicians of Jajouka. Attendees of the festival will have the opportunity to experience the enchanting trance like sound and magical music of the Jajouka Maalimin accompanied by Bass player and producer extraordinaire, Bill Lawell. The rich diversity of the repertoire of the Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar boasts ancient and new renditions whereby Jazz, Dub and experimental improvisations by Bill Laswell on Bass merge merge together on the center stage.

The Master Musicians of Jajouka is a group led by Bachir Attar, from the village of Jajouka near Ksar-el-Kebir in the southern Rif Mountains of Northern Morocco. The inhabitants of this small village are from the Ahl Sherif (“the saintly”) tribe. The Attar clan of Jajouka is the founding family of Jajouka and keepers of one of the world’s oldest and most unique surviving musical traditions.

The music and secrets of Jajouka have been passed down through generations from father to son, by some accounts for as long as 1,300 years. The musicians of Jajouka are taught from early childhood a complex music that is unique to Jajouka, until they finally become malims or masters.

They possess baraka, (good luck) or 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 around. The Master Musicians of Jajouka are all descendants of one family, the Attars. Attar is a Sufi watchword and a deeply mystical name meaning “perfume maker”.

Brian Jones discovered the Jajouka sound and recorded the group in the 1960’s. He introduced their music globally through the world music scene, via the recording “Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Jajouka“. Since then, the band has collaborated with monumental musicians such as the Rolling Stones, Patti Smith, Maceo Parker, Ornette Coleman, John Zorn and Howard Shore. The Master Musicians of Jajouka have toured internationally for over thirty years while keeping Jajouka as their home.

In 2013, “The Road to Jajouka – a Benefit Album” was released on Howe Records featuring dozens of well-known musicians.

The Master Musicians of Jajouka were official musicians of the Sultans and Kings of Morocco, hired and fully devoted to perfecting their art. In modern day times without this form of patronage and with the decline of many recorded formats and traditional record companies, the music of the Master Musicians is endangered of disappearing completely.

About the Master of Musicians Instrumentation:

Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar the band led by Bachir Attar is comprised of eight to ten musicians who master a variety of unique instruments such as the Ghaita (similar to an Oboe), that they play in unison, with the occasional improvisations by Bachir, the band leader; the Tebel ( double-sided goat skin percussion played with two sticks ) ; the Lira (a bamboo flute ); the Guembri, ( three-stringed lute )  and call-response vocals. The current band also features a violin player.

Festival Performance Dates in Jajouka: May 17th & 18th, 2014       

Festival Performers:  The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar & Special Guest Bill Lazwell

Tickets to the Master of Musicians of Jajouka Festival Include:

-  Moroccan three course dinner made exclusively of organic produce in traditional village setting

- For Category 2 tickets garden accommodations at Bachir’s Attar’s house 

Location of Jajouka: Jajouka is approximately 1 ½ Hours from Chefchaouen and 3 hours from Tangier. The Festival and the village of Jajouka can be accessed by private transport, train or taxi.

For more information about a tour to Chefchaouen region and the Master of Musicians of Jajouka Festival contact: +212 624 843 839 or www.jajouka.com

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Travel Morocco with Anthropologie, Your Morocco Tour Guide

Morocco Anthropologie March 2014 LookBook

The global inspired American chain Anthropologie boasts a March 2014 Lookbook and new collection inspired by Morocco. Anthropologies’ design team and models recently traveled to Tangier and the Blue washed city of Chefchaouen, nestled in the Riff Region, for a cultural and landscape photo shoot. This serves as an inspiration for those who wish to travel to Morocco or want to bring some Moroccan lifestyle pieces into their homes.

Anthropologie chose Tangier and Chefchaouen for their recent shoot having read the accounts of writers and expats who formed a community there in the 1950’s. “In Tangier you have this beautiful light bouncing off the Straits of Gibraltar, along with an atmosphere of louche glamour,” states Susy their Chief of Marketing.

Some of Travel Exploration’s team’s favorite shots from the March 2014 LookBook are featured here.

Anthropologie March-2014 Look Book Chefchaouen

Anthropologie opened its first storefront in 1992. Since then this trendy, upmarket lifestyle chain has demonstrated an expertise and penchant for taking its audience of buyers on a visual extravaganza through eclectic and colorful designs. Anthropologie takes its audience off the beaten path and has a knack for combining quality with a fresh take on design.

Anthropologie has a captive audience and with its magnificent and fun products that are inspired by designer’s far-flung journeys around the globe. This leading retailer has made an impact on the fashion market and emotionally appeals to those want to decorate and dress with global flair. Tribal, antique and various old world patterns can be found within the fabric of all products that Anthropologie sells.

Anthropologie Tangier March 2014 LookBook

By successfully creating a name for themselves in home furnishings, clothing, found objects, gifts and décor, Anthropologie products now resonate with a global audience of varied ages. Ikat, Suzanni, Batik, Berber and Victorian inspired designs are just a few influences on many of its home furnishings.

Having the Northern cities of Tangier and Chefchaouen part of Anthropologie’s color palette for spring 2014 is a hallmark and compliment to Morocco. From ancient Tangier’s winding medina streets to small cafes, tearooms, whitewashed rooftops along with the tiny back roads of Chefchaouen this March is a great time to get to discover Morocco!

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Luxury Desert Camp Merzouga, Your Morocco Tour Guide

Merzouga Sahara Desert Camp

Travelers to Morocco are guaranteed a once in a lifetime experience as they head off in the Morocco’s Desert Dunes. Morocco’s Merzouga’s Erg Chebbi Dunes boasts a variety of unique flora and fauna to explore along with its Desert villages which can be explored by camel or 4×4 wheel drive. Morocco offers a wide range of desert camps however there are only a handful of Luxury Desert camps to be found. Each part of Morocco’s great Sahara desert has a few Luxury Desert camps that offer a worthwhile stay.

Available exclusively through Travel Exploration Morocco is a Sahara Desert Luxury Camp situated southeast of the village of Merzouga. Located just one hour drive from the city of Erfoud, our Luxury camp is in the heart of the impressive Saharan sand dunes, away from the areas visited by tourists.

Merzouga’s leading Luxury Desert camp can be experienced on on a one night or two night basis. Travelers who wish to stay at a Merzouga Luxury Desert camp can experience a camel trek in the Erg Chebbi Dunes that lasts for thirty minutes to an hour, have a three course dinner with option of wine under the stars and then overnight in luxury bivouac tent reminiscent of colonial times.

The luxury tented camp consists of large bedroom tents and a big restaurant tent. The bedroom tents offer hotel room comfort and can comfortably accommodate a king size bed, a spacious double bed, or three wide single beds. Ensuite facilities include hot shower, WC, and  sink. The restaurant tent has five tables, and offers traditional meals prepared by our chef, and served by candlelight.

The Private Luxury camp in Merzouga’s Erg Chebbi Dunes will be the highlight of your Moroccan experience. What else could be more memorable than a night under the stars after a sunset camel ride and a dinner next to the fire camp while entertained by a local folkloric band? Our isolated luxury Sahara desert camp is far more exclusive and private than the larger communal camps in Erg Chebbi.

Running water is available, and electricity is supplied by a small generator installed at a distance from the camp. The camp is fully covered by colorful Berber carpets and cushions. Arrival to our camp is via a short camel ride. A special welcome is organized for our guests with welcome drinks and a local folkloric band.

Our luxury Sahara desert camp is an adventure not to be missed if you want to get the right feeling of nomadic and rural Morocco!

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World’s Largest Photography Museum Opening in Marrakech 2016, Your Morocco Tour Guide

David Chipperfield, Architect Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts

Morocco has plans to open the world’s largest photography museum in the Imperial City of Marrakech in 2016. This is a living testament to the importance as image and icon that Morocco has held for centuries as the leading artistic and cultural travel destination in North Africa.

The MMP (Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts) location will be near the Menara Gardens, located on the edge of the city. The MMP will house a small, permanent collection with a keen focus on rotating exhibitions and works by contemporary artists. The MMP will serve as a leading cultural epicenter and attract visitors from around the world to Marrakech.

The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts will attract the 9 Million + who readily flock to Marrakech for sun holidays and a unique cultural experience in this Imperial city. The Museum has plans to house lens-based and traditional fine art. The museum’s goal is to house the best of Moroccan and and North African art objects as a testament to mortality, vulnerability, mutability of the human condition.

The architect who is designing the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Art 80,000 square-foot (6,000 square meters)  exhibition space is British architect Sir David Chipperfield.  The space has plans to feature galleries, a theatre, cafe, bookshop, public spaces and educational facilities. The atrium on the third floor will house desert plants within a garden.

The MMP’s plans to include a rich program of exhibitions, education and cultural exchange will make it the first example of this kind of artistic institution on the African continent.

David Knaus is the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts Managing Director.

The museum already has a temporary location in the 16th-century El Badi Palace and has been well received by locals along with tourists and Morocco travelers.

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Moroccan Festivals, Your Morocco Tour Guide

El Jadida Horse Show

Traveling to Morocco during one of its incredible festivals is a great way to explore Morocco, haven an up close experience with people and better understand Morocco’s varied traditions. Visiting a festival in Morocco as part of a private Morocco tour can done year round given Morocco offers a wide range of festivals and mousseums (traditional local celebrations). Many regions in Morocco from the seaside bastion El Jadida, the Portuguese Port and Berber City of Essaouira and the city of Fez all have celebratory festivals and mousseums. The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music which takes place each June is one of Morocco’s most popular festivals along with Mawazine of Rabat. Morocco’s Festivals have much to offer ranging from elaborate fantasia horse shows to exotic local music and are all held out doors in heart of of old Moroccan cities which make the experience of traveling to Morocco’s festivals all the more worthwhile.

Fez Festival of Sacred Music

For more information about Morocco’s Festivals:

The Tan Tan Moussem: November – December. This is a traditional festival of nomadic tribes Check nearer the time for exact date.

Saffron festival in Taliouine: Octoer – November. Saffron is one of the most expensive spices and is also used for coloring. Talioune is the main centre for saffron production in Morocco.

The International El Jadida Horse Show October 2013.This show held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI celebrates the culture of the horse which is widespread in Morocco with many areas supporting their Fantasias or Tbourida teams at local Mouassems or saint’s days. It is also an important international event for blood stock and horse breeding and dressage .

The Erfoud Date Festival October 15 -31st. This festival celebrates the dates harvest in the Erfoud . Morocco has 100 different varieties of dates with 45 of those in the south of Morocco alone.

Eid al-Adha: October 15th – 31st: A sheep is sacrificed to celebrate Abraham’s preparing to sacrifice his son but being providentially spared on finding a ram caught in the branches of a tree nearby. It is a major family occasion in Morocco where those who can afford it slaughter a sheep which provides meat for days afterwards. On the eve of Eid al-Adha, the same day and the next, public and private companies do not work. The festival takes place two months and 10 days after the end of Ramadan. The celebration is called “Eid-el-Kebir”
Azalay Festival of African music in Ouarzazate, 1 – 30 November 2013

The Azalay Festival: Features African music of all styles: rock, jazz, blues, rap and salsa. There are Concerts, exhibitions and conferences.

Ras-el-Am or Muharram: November 5th.This is the first day of the Hejira, the Muslim New Year. The Muslim era began July 16 622 (or 20 September 622, according to some), the year of the Hegira. In November 2013, we are entering the year 1435 of the Hegira. The date of this New Year is based on the lunar calendar.

Anniversary of the Green March: November 6th.This celebrates the peaceful takeover of the Spanish colonial provinces in the Sahara by the Green March of civilians launched by King Hassan II in 1957 to liberate territory Morocco regarded as rightfully belonging to it.

Sultan Marathon des Sables in Ouarzazate: April 4th – 14th.This grueling event in temperatures of 40 degrees centigrade begins in Ouarzazate and runners cross desert sands for 240km. The Marathon provides financial support for local charities.

Ashura in Morocco: November 13th – 14th. Ashura is celebrated on the 10th day after the day of the Muslim year (the 10th day of Muharram), the word for “ten”. The festival lasts for two days and you may hear volleys of firecrackers going of in the street. For days before small boys collect money for firecrackers not unlike Guy Fawkes day in England.

Taragalte Sahara Culture Festival -Mhamid El Ghizlane November.This festival celebrates Morocco’s tribal Saharan nomadic heritage particularly around Mhamid, thye gateway to the desert. Cultural and ecological workshops are accompanied by sporting events.

Independence Day in Morocco: November 18th. Morocco’s achieving independence from France in March 1956 and the triumphant return of a forced exile in 1955 of king Mohammed V. There are many official ceremonies held throughout Morocco.

International Khouribga Documentary Film Festival:November 20th – 23rd. The documentary film festival of Khouribga takes place , 120 km south of Casablanca. The festival includes tributes to personalities, exhibitions (paintings, photographs and relics), a conference and training workshops on techniques of staging. Several taken are presented by categories.

Almond Blossom Festival Tafraoute: January 1 to February 28th.The almond trees usually bloom in January and February, and Tafraoute is filled with bright and vivid colors. The dates of the festival can change due to the climate .

Candle Procession in Sale, Rabat: January 13th – February 8th.On the eve of Mouloud, in honor of Sidi Abdellah Ben Hassoun, patron saint of the city and the barcassiers of Salé organize the procession of candles to the Saint’s mausoleum.

Eid al-Mouled in Morocco. June 13th – 14th.This festival commemorates the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, founder of Islam, and his baptism seven days later.

Gnaoua Musicians, Essaouira Gnaoua Festival

Essaouira international Gnawa Festival June 12th -15th.Every year Essaouira, Morocco’s favorite seaside resort with its stunning beaches and ramparts hosts international and Moroccan musicians for what has become a world class music festival which also celebrates the Sufi spirituality of traditional Gnawa .If you want to attend the event book accommodation well in advance.

Fez Sacred Music Festival: June 13th – 21st. This world class festival features different kinds of music from internationally famous artists, including Moroccan Sufi chants, Egyptian madhi odes and Pakistani hawwali amongst many others.

Ramadan June 28th – July 28th: Ramadan falls on the ninth month of the year of the Hegira, and is the month of fasting from dawn to dusk during which the Quran was revealed to the Prophet . The streets come alive at night as families and friends celebrate the breaking of the fast.

Lailat al-Qadr (Feast of the revelation of the Koran) July 24th.This is the Night of Destiny when the angel Gabriel came down to reveal the word of Allah to the Prophet Mohammed. The night of Lailat al Qadr is the holiest night of the year, a night of prayer and devotion.

Eid al-Saghir (Eid ul-Fitr) July 28th – 29th.The end of Ramadan is marked by the festival of breaking the fast and is a joyful family occasion when gifts are exchanged. Eid el Saghir is celebrated annually on the 1st of the month shawal, the month following the month of Ramadan. All shops and offices are closed.

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Natural Wonders of Morocco, Your Morocco Tour Guide

Tizi-N-Test-Pass

The Tizi N’Test pass from Marrakech, Morocco to Taroudant leads you over the Middle Atlas, heartland of the Berber people, through hair raising hair pin bends at 2,092 meters overlooking valleys and gorges, small fields and mountain villages. It was here from Tin Mal, the site of the famous Berber mosque that the Almohads rose up and took Marrakech from the Almoravids in 1152.

This winding route is not a drive that is recommended to first timers and no one travels it at night. Nowadays the motorway from Marrakech to Agadir means that most of the commercial vehicles do not take the mountain pass which means less hair raising over taking, hoping that no one is coming round the corner. First timers are well advised to hire an experienced driver to travel in safety and enjoy the views which are amongst the best you will see in Morocco. The volcanic period centuries ago provided incredible geographical mountain features crowned now with a variety of greenery, trees and earthen berber villages.

The French administration completed the road in 1929 and it is a remarkable feat of civil engineering. It opened up a natural mountainous barrier which preserved Berber independence for centuries. When Sultan Moulay Hassan and his army tried to cross the Tizi ‘N Test pass in 1893 in a blizzard they were saved by the brothers Madani and Thami El Glaoui and the Sultan bestowed a Krupp cannon and regional powers on his saviors. It was a turning point in Moroccan history and Thami El Glaoui went on to be Pacha of Marrakech from 1893 to 1956. To travel this winding route is to understand the history of the Berbers as well as enjoying a fine adventure and some of the best views in Morocco.

Dades Gorge

The winter snow capped Atlas mountains towering over Marrakech are an unforgettable sight and the Ourika valley with its river and green pastures seen from the road snaking up from the road along the side of the valley is also one of the wonders of Morocco . You descend to the picturesque village of Ourika and go on up to the waterfalls of the Setti Fatma shrine and the stony river bed which leads on into the mountains.

You can ski in winter at nearby Oumkaimeden and view Mount Toubkal close up from the trekking station at Imlil. Trekking in the area or climbing Mount Toubkal is a great adventure and you can also enjoy the forests and mountain walks of Toubkal National Park which is nearly 250,000 acres in size, or take to a bicycle or mountain bike. It is rare to find such natural beauty and extensive adventure opportunities within easy reach of a major city like Marrakech.

On the eastern side of the Atlas Mountains is the Todra Gorge with its huge canyon which is an immense rock formation running seven miles through the mountains and an attraction for trekkers. You can also visit the Dades Gorge 100 kms north of Ouarzazate between the Middle and Anti Atlas. Besides being home to many ancient Kasbahs it is a site of remarkable beauty running alongside the Dades river.

South of Ouarzazate is the desert town of Merzouga and the Erg Chebbi which is one of Morocco’s two great erg’s, the other being being the Chighaga Erg near M’hamid. They are a mass of sand dunes which change their formation with the blowing of the wind so that they are never the same. They reach a height of up to 150 meters. Erg Chebbi spans 22 kilometers from north to south and up to 5-10 kilometers from east to west. This is a chance to experience the stillness and beauty of the real desert and to take a camel trek or a four wheel drive vehicle and sleep out under the stars in a desert camp.

Morocco has 3,500 miles of pristine unspoilt beaches stretching from the Dakhla in the South along the Atlantic coast through Agadir , Taghazout, Oualidia, Essaouira , and new resorts such as Lixus, Mazagan, Taghazout and Plage Blanche offering excellent opportunities for surfing. Morocco’s Mediterranean coast has beaches from Tangier and Asilah to Al Hoceima and the new resorts of Tamuda Bay and Saida. The Mediterranean beaches do not have the strong undercurrents present on the Atlantic coast and there is good scuba diving at Cabo Negro.

Morocco’s natural wonders also include a number of national parks and forests in both nortern and southern Morocco. Toubkal National Park is the oldest and largest. The others are found at Al Hoceima , Haut Atlas Oriental National Park, Ifrane, Merdja Zerka ,Souss Massa, Talassemtane and Tazekka National Park. These extensive cedar forests are home to wildlife such as golden jackal, red fox, leopard, barbary apes and extensive bird life. Morocco is home to important wet lands including Merja Zerga on the Atlantic coast which hosts 1,400 species of birds many of them migrating. Between 15,000 and 30,000 ducks are said to winter at the lagoon, and it regularly holds 50,000 to 100,000 waders including flamingos.

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Morocco Jewish Heritage Tours, Your Morocco Tour Guide

Star of David Essaouira

Morocco is one of the ancient intersections of civilization. Boldly situated on the far northwestern corner of Africa, Morocco’s expansive shoreline stretches from the Atlantic through the Strait of Gibraltar to the Mediterranean. The cultural diversity of contemporary Morocco reflects its historic vantage point as a gateway to Europe and the world. Morocco’s heritage offers visitors an encounter with an exotic society and its customs, an incomparable cuisine, and a shopper’s paradise of magnificent markets.

Morocco Jewish Heritage Tours offer a unique combination of Jewish History, Culture, Architecture & Gardens for the sophisticated traveler. In the northern reaches of Africa, the 2,500 year old Moroccan Jewish community has a magnificent and little-known history and culture rooted in Africa and the Muslim world. A moderate, pro-western country, Morocco offers millennia-old lessons in peaceful co-existence.

Travel Exploration has a wide range of  Jewish Heritage Tours to Morocco with varied itinerary offerings from Imperial Cities Jewish Heritage Tours to those that venture to Morocco’s great South.  Jewish Heritage Tours to Morocco are all inclusive of historic synagogues, cemeteries, architectural sites, and natural surroundings of each region along with options to attend a Jewish service or have dinner at a Rabbi’s home. Also offered are Casablanca Jewish Heritage Tours.

The Journey through the Maghreb’s most private Jewish and public heritage places is a must for American Jewish travelers. Jewish Heritage Tours of Morocco are an ideal way to discover sacred sites that have left an indelible mark on Moroccan Jewry. Expert licensed Historical guides on Morocco’s Jewish Heritage will impart history and information in great detail that tells a story of Moroccan Jewish culture and heritage.

Temple-Beth-El-Casablanca

A Snapshot of 10 Jewish Heritage Sites Visited on the Jewels of Jewish Heritage Imperial Cities Tour:

1. Jewish Mellah, Marrakech & Marrakech, Cemetery

2. Jewish Synagogue, Marrakech

3.  Ibn Danon Synagogue, Fes

4. Jewish Mellah, Fes

5. Jewish Cemetery

6. Tomb of Solica, Fes

7. Maimonides, Fes

8. Old City of Jewish Seffrou, Fes Region

9. Beth- El Synagogue, Casablanca

10. Jewish Musuem, Casablanca

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