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 kmĀ² 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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