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.
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.