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Mali Desert Festival

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Mali Desert Festival

When & Where The Mali Desert Festival in the Essakane Desert occurs in the first 2 weeks in January; in Essakane, Mali.

Expect Traditional Tuareg & Tamashek music as well as music from around the world. The Tuareg band Tinariwen first garnered international attention with their performance at the 2001 Festival.

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Getting there Fly direct to Timbuktu airport here.

Essakane Music Festival History

Essakane Music Festival Mali Desert Festival History For centuries these gatherings have been an invaluable opportunity for the nomadic Tamasheks to trade, socialise and celebrate with various forms of Tamashek song, dance, poetry, ritual sword fighting, games, and other ancient cultural traditions. The Festival has been morphed into the traditional gatherings of the Tamashek people in the desert.

Accommodation in Mali There's lots of quality hotels in Mali available here.

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November Festivals 2012

Beer Festivals Germany 2012 November 1st - 7th

La Diablada Festival in Peru

Marco Polo Bierfest in Hong Kong

Les Nuites de Jazz Jazz Festival in France (dates unconfirmed)

Tar Barrel Carrying Festival in Devon, England

Festival of the Horns / Festa Del Cornuto in Italy (dates unconfirmed)

Guy Fawkes Day in the UK

Hamburger Dom Festival in Germany

November 8th - 16th

Wagon Wheel Festival in California, USA- possibly cancelled

Hamburger Dom Festival in Germany

Swans & Ladder Festival in Italy

Ennis Traditional Music Festival in Ireland

Elephant Festival Thailand 2012 November 17th - 24th

Broome Mango Festival in Western Province, Australia

Surin Elephant Festival in Thailand

Hamburger Dom Festival in Germany

Bayside Rocks in Miami, USA

November 25th - 30th

Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan, Thailand

Hamburger Dom Festival in Germany

Hobart Tango Festival in Tasmania

Coopers Capers in Washington State

Barbados Food, Wine & Rum Festival - exact dates TBC

Monkey Worshipping Fetival in Thailand

The Santa Run in Wales

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