Already public knowledge via people as diverse as William S. Burroughs, The Rolling Stones, Ornette Coleman, and Bill Laswell, the "master musicians" of Jajouka are now entering the new millenium via Asian Underground star Talvin Singh. It should be kept in mind that this CD belongs to the Morroccan musicians (if mediated by headman/promoter Bachir Attar), NOT to Talvin Singh. The alternation of Talvin-style grooves with more straight-ahead music of Jajouka--from raw field recordings to a female chorus and even a taksim (improvisation)--seem to propel Jajouka into the future without producing yet another ethnic remix album. Sure, the Talvin-produced tracks aren't nearly as hard-hitting as many on "OK," and the field tracks are pretty decontextualized. This is an album best heard in the whole, and I can't help but think visually when I listen to it, like some sort of futurist/Morroccan "Latcho Drom," with all the immediate rewards and dangers. It is not a perfect album, but it does well to keep the long-visible musicians of Jajouka a part of the contemporary scene.