A night of tuareg music.
Festival in Exile
Created in January 2001, the Festival in the Desert was held every year in Essakane, near the city of Timbuktu in northern Mali. The festival had its origins in the great annual traditional Tuareg celebrations that used to bring the nomadic camps in the Timbuktu desert together. Before it was stopped by extremists, it had become one of the most celebrated events in Africa. After the crisis that Mali experienced in 2012 and in particular the ban on music in the north of the country, the Festival in the Desert became a "Festival in Exile". This year, the Festival in Exile Caravan travels through Europe and North America, visiting Oslo World along the way.
Kader Tarhanine has become one of the most popular new artists in the Sahara. Ever since he made his breakthrough via social networks with his song “Tarhanine Tegla”, which has become a hit in the Tuareg diaspora all around the world, he has been viewed as the new pearl of modern Tuareg music.
Tarhanine is inspired by the rich repertoire of the Sahel region where he was born and raised. His music combines traditional rhythms with rock tones and poetic lyrics. His collaborations on stage and in the studio with some of Mali’s top artists, such as Fatoumata Diawara and Sidiki Diabaté, have made him a musical ambassador of peace between the northern and southern regions of Mali, long torn by political and ethnic conflicts.
After the concert with Kader Tarhanine at Kafé Hærvek, the party continues with DJ Mitmitta and DJ Ramy!