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.
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.