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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