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.

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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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Festival In The Desert – Segou

Festival In The Desert Near Segou

Mali’s Festival In The Desert is a big musical event that is held every year. This year, its thirteenth, it will take place in Oursi, not far from Segou. The festival offers atmospheric entertainment in beautiful surroundings.

The Mali Music Festival occurs over three days in February 2013. It offers creativity, authenticity and harmony in a region which has seen the oppression of the desert peoples.

Set in the Segou region, the local environment makes a fabulous setting for this festival. Malian musicians, plus those from other African countries and international artists create a memorable event.

The Caravan Of Peace

Make the most of the Festival In The Desert by joining the Caravan of Peace, the travelling group which will travel from Mauritania through and overland to the festival at Burkina Faso.

The Caravan of Peace will meet up with several other festivals en route to the main festival. They are all triumphant celebrations, in firm contrast to the geopolitical issues of the time.

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If you would like travel in the Segou area and attend the Mali Music Festival, please contact us for further information +44 (0)117 230 1909.

About Segou

Ségou is a city in south-central Mali, lying 235 kilometres northeast of Bamako on the River Niger, in the region of Ségou. It was founded by the Bozo people, on a site about 10 kilometres from the present town. With 130,690 inhabitants in 2009, it is the fifth-largest city in Mali. Capital of the Bambara Empire in the past, Ségou is now the capital of Mali’s fourth largest administrative region of Ségou. Ségou has faced numerous conquests and changes of administration, but has always benefited from trade with nearby commercial centres such as Djenné and Timbuktu.

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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Festival In The Desert – Timbuktu

Festival In The Desert In Timbuktu

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

The fantastic Mali Music Festival takes place from 20th to 22nd February 2013, running for three days. It unites a number of excellent artists, both from Mali and international. The festival pays homage to on-going creativity in a region which has seen trouble and oppression.

Local people and visitors flock to Timbuktu to share in their love of live world music and culture in the breath-taking surroundings of the sands at Essakane.

The Caravan Of Peace

Guy Lankester, founder of From Here 2 Timbuktu, has been travelling in and around Africa for 25 years. He will be joining the Caravan of Peace as it heads to the Festival In The Desert, going from Mauritania, via Mali to Burkina-Faso.

This is a “caravan of artists for peace and national unity in Mali”. Those who wish to support the cause and experience the trip for themselves may join the caravan.

Book your Festival In The Desert Now

Guy would be delighted to welcome you as part of the caravan travelling through Timbuktu to the Festival In The Desert. For further details, please call us on +44 (0)117 230 1909.

About Timbuktu

Timbuktu, formerly also spelled Timbuctoo and Timbuktoo, is a town in the West African nation of Mali situated 15 km (9.3 mi) north of the River Niger on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. The town is the capital of the Timbuktu Region, one of the eight administrative regions of Mali. It had a population of 54,453 in the 2009 census. Starting out as a seasonal settlement, Timbuktu became a permanent settlement early in the 12th century. After a shift in trading routes, Timbuktu flourished from the trade in salt, gold, ivory and slaves, and it became part of the Mali Empire. Most tourists visit Timbuktu between November and February when the air temperature is lower.Over the following decades the tourist numbers increased so that by 2006 there were seven small hotels and guest houses.

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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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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Festival In The Desert – Africa

Festival In The Desert In Africa

In a few months a great event is taking place in Africa for the thirteenth time. The Festival In The Desert is one the most intriguing events in the calendar.

This fantastic Mali Music Festival takes place in February 2013 and lasts three days. It will showcase great musical talents from the region and beyond. It is vitally important in this region which has suffered such troubles and hardship through occupation.

People from all over Africa come together to celebrate and appreciate the joy of this great cultural event in the Sahara desert.

The Caravan Of Peace

From Here 2 Timbuktu founder Guy Lankester will be travelling in a Caravan of Peace to the Festival In The Desert at Burkina Faso. The journey will include stops at other festivals en route.

The Caravan of Peace is a “caravan of artists for peace and national unity in Mali”. Travellers are welcome to accompany Guy on this spectacular and important adventure.

Book your Festival In The Desert Now

Guy invites you to join him in his travels in Africa to attend the Festival In The Desert. For further information, please call us on +44 (0)117 230 1909.

About Africa

Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.2 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers six percent of the Earth’s total surface area and 20.4 percent of the total land area. With 1.0 billion people, it accounts for about 14.72% of the world’s human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos It has 54 fully recognized sovereign states (“countries”), 9 territories and three de facto states with limited recognition.

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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Festival In The Desert – Bamako

Festival In The Desert Near Bamako

Enjoy the best of authentic local culture near to Bamako. The Festival In The Desert is one of the greatest experiences to be had in the region. Ideal for lovers of music and travel.

The outstanding Mali Music Festival is scheduled for February to March 2013. The festival itself is 3 days long and celebrates the best that the artists in the region can. It makes a vital contribution to peace and harmony in the region, which has experienced troubles due to occupation.

People will be journeying from Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, Niger and further afield to come near to Bamako for the festival.

The Caravan Of Peace

The founder of From Here 2 Timbuktu, Guy Lankester, invites you to travel with him and other guests as part of the Caravan of Peace to the Festival In The Desert. Culminating at Burkina Faso, there will be plenty of interesting stops on the journey from Mauritania to Mali to the festival.

The Caravan of Peace has been described as a “caravan of artists for peace and national unity in Mali”. The joy and creativity stands as a determined and uplifting contrast to the political situation.

Book your Festival In The Desert Now

If you would like to travel near to Bamako to attend the Festival In The Desert please call us on +44 (0)117 230 1909.

About Bamako

Bamako is the capital and largest city of Mali, with a population of roughly 1.8 million. In 2006, it was estimated to be the fastest growing city in Africa and sixth fastest in the world. It is located on the Niger River, near the rapids that divide the upper and middle Niger valleys in the southwestern part of the country. Bamako is the nation’s administrative center. The city proper is a cercle in its own right. Bamako’s river port is located in nearby Koulikoro, along with a major regional trade and conference center. Bamako is the seventh largest West African urban center after Lagos, Abidjan, Kano, Ibadan, Dakar, and Accra. Locally manufactured goods include textiles, processed meat and metal goods. There is commercial fishing on the Niger River. The name Bamako comes from the Bambara word meaning “crocodile river”.

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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Festival In The Desert – Burkina Faso

Festival In The Desert In Burkina Faso

The Festival In The Desert is a major annual event that is being held for the thirteenth time in Oursi, Burkina Faso. It provides rich entertainment in a stunning setting.

The unique Mali Music Festival will take place in February 2013. It promises to be 3 days of creative pleasure, offering great, authentic music in a land which has experienced difficult political times.

Burkina Faso makes the ideal setting for this wonderful event. Malian artists, musicians from other African countries and international artists all unite in the Sahara desert.

The Caravan Of Peace

Experience the Festival In The Desert by becoming part of the Caravan of Peace, the collective of artists which will travel from Mauritania through various territories to Burkina Faso.

The Caravan of Peace will join up with various festivals on the way to the main event. The festivals are defiantly celebratory in the face of oppression in the region.

Book your Festival In The Desert Now

Should you be interested in visiting Burkina Faso and experiencing the Mali Music Festival, please give us a ring on +44 (0)117 230 1909.

About Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso – also known by its short-form name Burkina – is a landlocked country in west Africa. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north, Niger to the east, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and Côte d’Ivoire to the southwest. The country’s capital is Ouagadougou. Its size is 274,200 square kilometres (105,900 sq mi) with an estimated population of more than 15,757,000.

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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Festival In The Desert – Mali

Festival In The Desert In Mali

There is a superb event on the horizon in the Mali region. The Festival In The Desert is a highly engaging and authentic annual event, now in its thirteenth year.

The incredible Mali Music Festival is held in February 2013 and runs for three full days. It brings together some wonderful artists, not only from Mali, but based throughout Africa and internationally. It is a tribute to creativity in a region where the desert people have been oppressed.

Locals and travellers come to the Mali region to share their appreciate of music and culture upon the sand dunes at Essakane.

The Caravan Of Peace

Guy Lankester established From Here 2 Timbuktu and has been travelling in the region for 25 years. He will be travelling as part of the Caravan of Peace to the Festival In The Desert, going from Mauritania, to Mali to Burkina- Faso.

The group of travellers form a “caravan of artists for peace and national unity in Mali”. Interested visitors and members of the media are invited to travel too on this special trip.

Book your Festival In The Desert Now

Guy would welcome you as part of the group travelling through Mali to reach the Festival In The Desert. For further details, please call us on +44 (0)117 230 1909.

About Mali

Mali , officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is bordered by Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire on the south, Guinea on the south-west, and Senegal and Mauritania on the west. Its size is just over 1,240,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) with a population of 14.5 million. Its capital is Bamako. Mali consists of eight regions and its borders on the north reach deep into the middle of the Sahara, while the country’s southern part, where the majority of inhabitants live, features the Niger and Sénégal rivers. The country’s economic structure centers around agriculture and fishing. Some of Mali’s prominent natural resources include gold, uranium, and salt.

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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Festival In The Desert – Mauritania

Festival In The Desert In Mauritania

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable authentic experience near to Mauritania. The Festival In The Desert is an exciting event, one that draws those with an interest in supporting locals from the region and lovers of world music.

The exceptional Mali Music Festival is due to take place in February 2013. The festival lasts for 3 days and brings together talents from all over the region.

Travellers will come from
Mauritania as well as
Algeria, Niger and elsewhere to enjoy the festival on the sands of Essakane.

The Caravan Of Peace

Seasoned traveller and owner of From Here 2 Timbuktu, Guy Lankester, will be there. He and his group will be travelling within the Caravan of Peace to the Festival In The Desert. The caravan’s journey, which joins with other festivals en route, ends at Burkina Faso, where the main entertainment will be enjoyed at Essakane.

The travellers share a common belief, as the group create a “caravan of artists for peace and national unity in Mali”. The uplifting musical and creative performances are testimony to the will of locals and supporters who oppose the oppression of desert peoples in the region.

Book your Festival In The Desert Now

If you would like to travel from the UK to Mauritania and onwards to visit the Festival In The Desert, you can find out more by calling us on +44 (0)117 230 1909.

About Mauritania

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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Festival In The Desert – Niger

Festival In The Desert Near Niger

In a few short weeks’ time a superb event is being held, nor far from in Niger. The thirteenth annual Festival In The Desert is one the most fascinating festivals of the year.

The amazing Mali Music Festival unfolds in February 2013 and promises to deliver three highly memorable days. The festival is significant in this part of the world, where there has been oppression of and hardship for the desert people.

Visitors from and around Niger and beyond join in celebration and make the most of this important cultural happening against the backdrop of the Essakane sands.

The Caravan Of Peace

From Here 2 Timbuktu owner Guy Lankester will form part of the Caravan of Peace. This caravan will wend its way over many miles, joining in with other events along the way, until it ultimately reaches the Festival In The Desert at Burkina Faso.

Those travelling along this route view the group as a “caravan of artists for peace and national unity in Mali”. Interested parties may wish to join Guy and other guests on this unforgettable journey.

Book your Festival In The Desert Now

Should you wish to travel in the region of Niger to attend the Festival In The Desert, please get in touch. We are available on +44 (0)117 230 1909.

About Niger

Niger, officially the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River. It borders Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, Algeria and Libya to the north and Chad to the east. Niger covers a land area of almost 1,270,000 km2, making it the largest nation in West Africa, with over 80 percent of its land area covered by the Sahara desert.The capital city is Niamey, located in the far southwest corner of Niger.

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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