Festival in the Desert: The Tent Sessions

Festival in the Desert: The Tent Sessions

A live recording of performances from a 2003 music festival held in a remote area of the Malian Sahara. Featured are Ali Farka Toure and Robert Plant.
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Festival in the Desert: The Tent Sessions
Category: World Music


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In collaboration with Afropop Worldwide, Link TV produced this 42-minute music documentary Festival In The Desert: the Tent Sessions about the 2003 festival held in Essakane, Mali, near Timbuktu. Sean Barlow and Banning Eyre of Afropop brought back some truly wonderful footage of exclusive daytime tent performances, magical night-time mainstage events, and a fascinating interview with Robert Plant.


This film features performances by some well-known artists, including Plant, Ali Farka Toure, and Tartit, and introduces American viewers to Haira Arby, Bocar Madjo, Baba Djire and Lobi Traore – all brilliant Malian artists who deserve a broader audience beyond their homeland.



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