Sat 14 Apr '18 - Concert

Pantropical x Arab Film Festival: THE MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA led by Bachir Attar

"A 4,000 year-old rock'n'roll band" - William S. Burroughs

Pantropical and Arab Film Festival proudly present the masters of the Rif mountains’ pagan trance sounds – the group of Moroccan villagers who have been a massive inspiration for everyone from Brion Gysin to Ornette Coleman and The Rolling Stones.

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As residents of the Jajouka village in the Djebala hills of Northern Morocco, the Attar family preserves one of the oldest known musical traditions on the planet. Their music is recognized by the Moroccan Royal family for centuries, but also by jazz masters, rockers and influential writers from all corners of the globe. But it’s not just the influence upon western culture that sets the Jajouka masters apart; it’s the highly complex rhythms and melodies which had been taught by their fathers and practiced for a lifetime, which allowed them to become true Masters. The skills of the Master Musicians of Jajouka have been passed through generations and have endured through centuries of struggle. The Master Musicians of Jajouka perform a variety of folk music – both ancient and new – on traditional instruments. Many of the compositions in their extensive repertoire are unique to the Attar family and their traditions in Jajouka.

Bachir Attar – Rhaita, Gimbri, flute, leader
Mustapha Attar – Rhaita, flute
Abdeslam el Moudene – Rhaita, flute
Ahmed El Baloutti – Rhaita, flute
Ahmed Bahkat – violin, percussion
Abdellah Bokhzar – percussion
Mohamed el Attar – percussion

Duckfood (NL| Pantropical / Rebel Up)
Duckfood’s awe-inspiring music collection absorbs anything from Renaissance to Moroccan trance. His DJ selections are colourful and not preoccupied by knee-jerk pigeonholing. Because of his love for the Maghreb and Arab music he is hellbent to make something extra special of this evening!

Chris Baas (NL | Pantropical)
As a DJ, Chris has shared stages next to illustrious names such as Mdou Moctar, DJ Tetris, DJ Bebedera, Gaye Su Akyol, Altin Gün, Romperayo, Sufyvn, Senyawa and others, which clearly demonstrates his abilities. He also curates Pantropical’s irregular radioshow at Operator.