Festival In The Desert – Nauakchott

Festival In The Desert Near Nauakchott

Enjoy the cream of genuine African entertainment near to Nauakchott, Mauritania. The Festival In The Desert is an outstanding experience in the region, perfect for those who love good local music.

The remarkable Mali Music Festival is scheduled for February 2013. The joyful event lasts for 3 days, making the best of regional and international talent. It is a positive event that stands in contrast to the difficulties that have arisen due to the occupation of the desert peoples.

Revellers will have travelled from Morocco, Algeria and Niger as well as Nauakchott, Mauritania and much further away to come together in celebration.

The Caravan Of Peace

Guy Lankester, welcomes other travellers, members of the media and interested parties to join him on the Caravan of Peace that journeys to the Festival In The Desert. It meets up with other festivals along the way, ending at Burkina Faso.

The travelling group is described as a “caravan of artists for peace and national unity in Mali”. The festival is a toast to the local desert cultures in times of political unrest.

Book your Festival In The Desert Now

Does travelling from near to Nauakchott to visit the Festival In The Desert interest you? If so, please call us on +44 (0)117 230 1909.

About Nauakchott

Mauritania officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is an Arab Maghreb country in West Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, by Western Sahara (controlled by Morocco) in the north, by Algeria in the northeast, by Mali in the east and southeast, and by Senegal in the southwest. It is named after the ancient Berber Kingdom of Mauretania, which later became a province of the Roman Empire, even though the modern Mauritania covers a territory far to the south of the old Berber kingdom that had no relation with it. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast.

About Festival In The Desert

Cited as one of the world’s top 25 festivals, Festival In The Desert was founded on a Tamashek (Tuareg) tradition of festivals celebrating the culture, music and stories of when the nomadic clans met in the cooler dry seasons. The festival has branched out over the years to represent all the communities and extraordinary rich musical traditions of Mali, the desert and the region as a whole. It is Mali’s number one attraction bringing people together from all corners of Africa and the world.

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