let's go to Mali

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i'm ready to think about going
gmap of Mali north of Timbuktu
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/embarchie/mali.jpg

jergins, Thursday, 5 June 2008 00:15 (eleven years ago) link

best guitar players in world

amon, Thursday, 5 June 2008 04:55 (eleven years ago) link

i'm starting to realize this

jergins, Thursday, 5 June 2008 06:18 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

i am seeing salif keita on tuesday <3

tehresa, Monday, 23 June 2008 04:38 (eleven years ago) link

how was it?

jergins, Thursday, 26 June 2008 02:13 (eleven years ago) link

AWESOME!!!!!!!

tehresa, Thursday, 26 June 2008 03:38 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

cars of africa

jergins, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 22:15 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://www.sagatours.com/essakane.html

jergins, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 06:09 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.festival-au-desert.org/

jergins, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 06:47 (eleven years ago) link

a unique event modeled on traditional gatherings and celebrations of the Tuareg people, the "Blue Men of the Desert."
http://www.thelondonseason.com/images/luxor_mirrormids.jpg

Lingbert, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 13:28 (eleven years ago) link

amirite

Lingbert, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 13:29 (eleven years ago) link

urnotincorrect

amon, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 16:27 (eleven years ago) link

http://images.alibris.com/isbn/9781841620770.gif

lxy, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:14 (eleven years ago) link

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/embarchie/mali2.jpg

jergins, Saturday, 9 August 2008 04:36 (eleven years ago) link

new site is up
http://www.festival-au-desert.org/index.cfm?lng=2

lxy, Saturday, 16 August 2008 19:11 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.festival-au-desert.org/img/tifinagh.png

lxy, Saturday, 16 August 2008 19:11 (eleven years ago) link

three months pass...

amon, Monday, 17 November 2008 04:25 (eleven years ago) link

need moar http://www.dragcity.com/catalog/catyaala.html

amon, Monday, 17 November 2008 04:29 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

In a normal December, the streets of Timbuktu are crawling with Western tourists. They take tours of the local libraries full of 12th-century manuscripts, ride camels into the desert to spend the night under the stars, and in early January, attend the Festival au Desert, a kind of Saharan Woodstock, where Tuareg and Malian guitarists trade blues riffs that would bring a smile to the face of John Lee Hooker….But this past December was no normal one. A series of kidnappings of Western tourists and aid workers – claimed by a group calling itself Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) – has prompted most Western embassies in Bamako to urge Western tourists to stay away from northern Mali this year.

The festival, which opened Thursday, was moved from its usual expansive Saharan desert locale of Essakane to the outskirts of Timbuktu for safety concerns. But that hasn’t eased all fears. France issued a warning on Wednesday advising its citizens not to attend – to the consternation of Mali, which says it has ensured the festival’s safety, according to the BBC.

“You know that the Bronx is more dangerous than Timbuktu,” says Manny Ansar, the head organizer for the Festival au Desert who is based in Timbuktu. “My problem is that I can’t say there is no Al Qaeda in northern Mali, because Al Qaeda is everywhere. They do their attacks in London, in New York City, in India, in Spain, but nobody says don’t go to Madrid or London because of Al Qaeda. Why only to us?”

jergins, Saturday, 9 January 2010 02:04 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

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