REMOTE. North of Timbuktu in an isolated piece of the desert lies the centuries old, Festival au Désert. This annual music festival in Mali features Tuareg music as well as music from all corners of the globe. The festival has attracted big names like Robert Plant and Manu Chau. The Sahel, camels, breathtaking music, create an unforgettable experience.
The storied Festival will be held from February 20-22 in Oursi, Burkina Faso this year due to Islamic militants who have taken over the north of Mali. Additionally, the Festival au Désert will travel as a "Caravan of Artists for Peace and National Unity", giving performances at the Festival on the Niger in Ségou and the Festival of Mali in Bamako. Let 11.7 take you there to support the musicians, the dedicated organizers and brave Malian people who keep on keeping on.