Hamri the Painter of Morocco


The Moroccan town of Asilah
This painting by Hamri the Painter of Morocco is of Asilah, the town from which he departed with Brian Jones to record the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka album. In a recent interview Joe Ambrose said: 'Hamri, Paul Bowles, and to a lesser extent the writer Mrabet, are the Tangerinos who've influenced me. Since I’m not a painter, it’s more as a man that Hamri has influenced me. He gave me a thousand stories to tell and a country to write about. And of course I’ve part-inherited his thorny crown of Joujouka. Like an old Joujouka legend, he was a lion pulling a plough.'Master Musicians of Joujouka; Hanri ,Gnoua, and Moroccan books, CDs, and DVDs are available from the Amazon shop on this site, as are many other books concerning counterculture matters.

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