Mali-US relations

FESTIVALS IN MALI

FESTIVAL TAMADACHT "ANDERAMBOUCANE"

Description
: meeting and exchanges between the peoples of Niger, the Algeria and Mali

Period of the year: January

Location: Anderamboucane (Region of Gao)

Contact: Travel Amawal-Point-Africa
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FESTIVAL IN THE DESERT "Essakane"

Description
: An international festival of Tuareg music and culture in the desert: Art exhibition, Camel racing, music concert and other activities

Period: January

Location: Essakane (Region of Timbuktu)

Contact: tel. +223 621 22 68
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FESTIVAL ON THE NIGER

Description: A multidisciplinary festival, a crossroad for art, people: exhibits, workshops, site visits, forums.

Period: February

Location: Segou

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FESTIVAL KAYES-Medina

Description: Festival of sounds and lights in the capital of Khasso.

Period: February

Location: Madina (Kayes Region)

Contact: www.oasisoriental.com

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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SONGHOY ARTS AND CULTURE

Description
: Conservation, Development and Promotion of Songhoi Arts and Culture

Period: March

Location: Gao

Contact: Association for the Rehabilitation and Promotion of Songhoi Culture (FIAC SONGHOY - Tel. + (223) 223 81 79; Cell: +223 6759917
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MASKS AND PUPPETS FESTIVAL OF MARKALA

Description: The masks and puppets symbolize the commitment of Bamanan people to their culture. Through the ritual events they organized at the end of harvests or at the approach of the rainy season, farmers implored or thanked their gods for plentiful harvests. Relive culture.

Period: March

Location: Markala (Ségou Region)

Contact: +223 630 82 33
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FESTIVAL GOUINA

Description
: Mandingo, Soninke and Peulh Folk Dances held in Gouina

Period: - February

Location: Gouina (Kayes region)

Contact: Fayinké (+223) 6440149

 

RESTORATION OF THE GREAT MOSQUE OF DJENNE :

Description: the annual spring festival to restore the World's largest mudbrick mosque.

Period: February-April

Location: Djenne (Mopti Region)

Contact: Malian Office of Tourism and Hotel (OMATHO)
Tel. : +223 222 56 73 - Fax +223 222 55 41
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FESTIVAL OF PERCUSSION of BAMAKO

Description: An international festival of percussion with over a dozen groups from African countries (Guinea, Niger, Mali, Senegal, Bissau, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire) and Europe (France, England Italy).

Period: February

Location: Bamako

Contact: « Domba » : Maison des Jeunes - Tel: 223 222 23 20/223 678 40 89
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OUAGADOU FESTIVAL

Description: Ouagadougou cradle of the Mandingo Empire - a mosaic of cultures and civilizations Soninke, Peulh, Maure, Bambara, and so on.

Period: Late March

Location: Nara (Koulikoro Region) 400 km from Bamako

Contact: ADECNA --
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MALI Kaam MUSUNDO FESTIVAL

Description: Festival of Soninke Folk Dances.
Period: May

Location: Kayes

Contact: 223 252 26 15 / 223 678 08 03
FESTIVAL OF BALAFON TRIANGLE

Description: A regional show of different rhythms of balafon of Mali, Cote D 'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Senegal ...

Period: May

Location: Sikasso 400 km from Bamako

Contact: (223) 223 59 31
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DEGAL OR LOUMBAL

Description: An impressive crossing of the river by Peulhs shepherds and their flocks to and from pasture.

Period: November - March

Location: Diafarabé

Contact: Malian Office of Tourism and Hostelry (OMATHO) Tel. +223 222 56 73 - Fax +223 222 55 41
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RENCONTRES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE BAMAKO

Description: the largest meeting of African professionals of photography in Bamako. A thematic approach is combined with photo exhibition that mixes different genres and styles.

Period: November-December every other year.
Location: Bamako
Contact: Maison Africaine de la Photographie
Tél / Fax : (223) 229 41 10 ; Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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BIENNALE ARTISITIQUE ET CULTURELLE DU MALI :

Description: Perhaps, the most important cultural gathering of all regions celebrating Malian artistic and cultural heritage.

Period: Every two years
Location: Rotating
Contact: Ministère de la Culture du Mali           
Tél. : +223.2232644 ; Fax : +223.4900346

Web site : http://www.maliculture.net