Photographer's Note

The festival in the desert in Essakane, outside Timbuktu, is an annual Tuareg music festival that has a fixed location and is open for tourists. Over the years the festival has grown and artists from all over the world have performed (perhaps most notably Robert Plant). 2007 was the seventh festival.

Other than an occasion to hear great music the festival is a great oppurtinity to experience Tuareg culture. I got the impression that the Tuareg are really proud of their culture and like showing off their traditional clothes and camel-riding skills.

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Additional Photos by Simon Mitternacht (mitternacht) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 280 N: 267] (1839)
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