The Master Musicians of Jajouka Led by Bachir Attar, have been announced to perform at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in 2014. The ancient collective from the Rif Mountains in Morocco were invited on the strength of their latest album, The Road To Jajouka, released last summer on Howe Records.
The nine-track collection was produced by Billy Martin and includes guest performances by Ornette Coleman, Lee Ranaldo, Flea, Marc Ribot, Medeski Martin & Wood, John Zorn, Mickey Hart and many more. All profits from album sales benefit The Jajouka Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 2013 to foster awareness and preservation of this timeless ceremonial music.
For their performance at Bonnaroo, Bachir Attar and the Master Musicians of Jajouka will be joined by DJ Logic on turntables, Marc Ribot on guitar, Shazad Ismaily on bass and Billy Martin on drums.