Maouloud Festival

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Country and Region MaliTimbuktu
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Timbuktu, Timbuktu, Mali
Festival Contact Information

Maouloud Festival
Semaine Culturelle de l’Organisation Islamique pour l’Education, les Sciences et la Culture (l’ISESCO)
B.P. E 489 BAMAKO
Mali
Phone: 011 223 229 00 21
Email: sernes@sernes.net.ml
Ministère de la Culture du Mali
Quartier du Fleuve
Bamako
Mali
Phone: (223) 2222644
Fax: (223) 2222644
Email: malitourisme@afribone.net.ml

Festival Description

A religious festival in origin, the Maouloud festival lies at the heart of the Cultural Week of the Islamic Organization for Education, Science, and Culture. Among the festival's many themes and concentrations are a multicultural focus, inclusion of local artists and artwork, and support for a "culture of peace." Events run the gamut of conferences, debates, musical performances, and storytelling sessions.

Festival Dates April 24 - 30, 2006
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