"Hymn for the Sahara" is an exciting 3 day festival under the stars in the desert of south Morocco. It will take place on the 28th, 29th and 30th of October 2016 in M'Hamid El Ghizlane, in the province of Zagora
The organisers aim to celebrate nomadic heritage and world music. In addition the festival will feature the 3rd edition of the Peace Caravan promoting peace and stability in the Sahara and Sahel. This is a festival where visitors can relax in the dunes, listen of music & poetry, dance under the moon and enjoy art or participate in workshops about the fragile environment of the desert.
Festival Taragalte – 7ème édition «Hymne au Sahara» - 28 au 30 octobre, 2016 - M’Hamid El Ghizlane, Maroc
«L’Oasis, source de vie au cœur du Sahara»
Célébration de la Culture nomade et des musiques du monde -Conférences, ateliers, expositions, artisanat et projections de film.
|A month to go - and the work has begun|
The festival sprung from a team of young local Moroccans who, in their words, "had a dream to make a contribution, no matter how modest, to the development of the Sahara region of Morocco". The team is already hard at work transforming the site in preparation for the festival.
This team, coming from a traditional Saharan Nomad background, wished to contribute especially to the preservation of the ancestral heritage of this region.
|Expect tents and a lot of carpets|
Taragalte concept was born out of a partnership between the local team with local foundations as well as national and international institutions, all wishing to make a contribution to genuine development of this region.
Taragalte concept not only wants to make an economic contribution to the region, but also to strengthen the cultural exchange between people. To stimulate the cultural exchange, the initiative aims to strengthen the connection between the different communities, already present in the Sahara when the great trade caravans were still running, to increase awareness and preservation of their cultures. The organisers say that exchanges are not only important between local people, but also for people passing through, among each other and with the locals.
Tinariwen, Kel Tamasheq / North of Mali
Sahmaoui Aziz, France / Morocco
Kaira Arby, Mali (representing Festival Timbuktu)
Imerhan N'Tinezraf, Algérie
Hamid Ekawel, Niger
Hassani Group, Mauritania
Mohamed Dorentie (representing Festival Segou, Mali)
DJ U.R.S.N Suisse
Groupe Amazigh Amediaz Band Morocco
Generation Taragalte, Morocco
Chabab (young) M'hamid, Morocco
Groupe en résidence «Caravane Culturelle pour la Paix» Maroc / Mali: Mariam Koné /
Samba Touré / Benzabo / Cheik Sikasso Ahmed Ag Kaedi / Said Jardouj / Ibrahim Laghferi
Groupe en résidence «Ecole de musique Joudour Sahara/Playing for change»
Pjeunes talents de M’hamid encadrés par:
- Nabyla Maan Morocco
- Fadimata Walt Oumar du Disco / Tartit Mali
- Samira Dainan Netherlands
- Susie Ibarra Philippines / USA
For more info check website: Taragalte.org
The full programme as a PDF can be downloaded here: Taragalte Festival