The Saharan Nights of Essouk (Nuits Sahariennes d’Essouk)
|Country and Region||Mali — Timbuktu|
|Type of Festival||Dance, Music|
|Location of Festival||Essakane, Timbuktu, Mali|
|Festival Contact Information|
Nina Walet Intalou
The Essouk festival, evolved from an annual "Takoubelt", or Tuareg gathering in 2001. Nearby musicians and dancers gather for memorable performances. The organisers hope they have started a process of building the festival's reputation with world music fans and other tourists. For three days, this festival is held in the sands, under the skies of the Sahara desert.
|Festival Dates||January 17 - 19, 2008|