Festival in the Desert: Caravan of Peace Ali Farka Touré Band & Terakaft

New York. May 6. World Music Institute concludes its 2016-17 Desert Blues series with Festival in the Desert: Caravan of Peace, Ali Farka Touré Band & Terakaft. One of Africa’s most celebrated annual music festivals, currently exiled from the Sahara, brings its “caravan” to The Met for a rare concert.

The Festival in the Desert “Festival au Désert" was one of Africa’s most celebrated annual music festivals. Held in Mali, it showcased traditional Tuareg music and music from around the world. Shortly after the January 2012 festival, the Northern Mali conflict broke out and all Western and non-devotional music was outlawed. Exiled from the Sahara, Festival in the Desert brings its “caravan” to The Met for a rare concert.
 

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