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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