Festival In The Desert – West Africa

Festival In The Desert In West Africa

A first-rate event is coming up soon in West Africa . The Festival In The Desert is an important, moving and entertaining cultural happening set in the glorious surroundings of the desert at Essakane.

The superlative Mali Music Festival is set to take place at Oursi on 20th February 2013. The festival will last for 3 days and creates a harmonious contrast to the geopolitical problems which have afflicted the region.

Visitors will travel from all over West Africa to come together and celebrate at the festival, which brings the sands dune of the Essakane desert to life.

The Caravan Of Peace

A highly experienced traveller throughout Africa and the founder of From Here 2 Timbuktu, Guy Lankester, is attending the festival. He will be travelling as part the Caravan of Peace to the Festival In The Desert. The group’s voyage takes in other events and festivals on the way, ending at the main entertainment in Burkina Faso.

The “caravan of artists for peace and national unity in Mali” believe in their common cause. They wish to support the local desert people and give voice to the possibilities of peace through music.

Book your Festival In The Desert Now

If you would like to undergo an unforgettable journey to West Africa to become part of the Festival In The Desert, you can find further details by calling us on +44 (0)117 230 1909.

About West Africa

West Africa is west of an imagined north-south axis lying close to 10° east longitude. The Atlantic Ocean forms the western as well as the southern borders of the West African region. The northern border is the Sahara Desert, with the Ranishanu Bend generally considered the northernmost part of the region. The eastern border is less precise, with some placing it at the Benue Trough, and others on a line running from Mount Cameroon to Lake Chad.

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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