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Mali, Festival Au Desert 2013
Posted September 20th, 2012 - 10:28 pm by from Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland (Permalink)
hey guys!

anyone is going to join the Festival Au Desert 2013 in Mali??
maybe someone would be willing to share some advices about going there?

cheers!

Posted September 22nd, 2012 - 8:36 pm by from Rufisque, Senegal (Permalink)
Mali desert is Al quaida territory now and not very charming.
Better check before making serious steps that way

Posted September 23rd, 2012 - 10:24 am from Paris, France
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Posted September 23rd, 2012 - 3:03 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
"Dear friends of the Festival au Désert,
as all of you know very well, Mali is facing a very difficult period. While the North of Mali is actually in the hands of the islamist fighters, the South is still engaged in a political turmoil.

In these conditions, it is impossible to organize our annual festival in the desert of Timbuktu.

That's why we are actively engaged in political and logistic contacts with neighbor states in order to be able to organize our 2013 edition of the festival close to its original location, still in the Sahara desert.

At this stage, we are unable to give you the exact dates of the festival but it is likely to happen somewhere around the first 10 days of february.

Please, set up your calendar in order not to miss this event that will be really unique!"

This is the message on the festival website.

If the festival is still in the desert, even if its not in Mali... I don't think there will be a lot of people there. Mauritanie and Niger are not safe places either in the desert... Hopefully, the festival will be back next year! But I think I'm too optimistic!

Posted September 27th, 2012 - 2:30 pm by from Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland (Permalink)
i see
...ehh :/
i thought maybe is just in media information like this, that in real is not so bad..
sadly
anyway, thank you all for the answers

marta

Posted December 15th, 2012 - 3:54 pm by from Lyon, France (Permalink)
There' s a chance I will attend the festival beetween Bamako and Ségou.