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Sahara Rocks! Festival of the Sahara Contemporary Cultures

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Sahara Rocks

This event is presented by Nomad Camp et À 360 in the framework of the 2010 International Festival of Cultural Diversity organized by UNESCO.
Through a series of concerts (Terakaft, Takrist Nakal), films, and conversations, Sahara Rocks! invites us to discover the contemporary cultures of Sahara which, as in the tradition of desert-blues group Tinariwen, tell the story of this vast desert universe to the tune of electric guitars and other modern modalities.

This festival of Saharan culture gives voice to the diverse cultural expressions of youth from the deserts of Mali, Algeria, and Nigeria living in Paris.

Sahara Rocks! is a program of the Nomad Camp project, a travelling art village supported by UNESCO.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 29.05.2010 12:00 local time
End 30.05.2010 19:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Organizer UNESCO, Nomad Camp et À 360
Country France
City Paris
Venue La Dame de Canton
Street Port de la Gare
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 2000
Official Website Programme des manifestations dans Paris
Link 1 Programme du Festival international de la diversité culturelle 2010 (17-26 mai 2010)
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