Live From Festival Au Desert, Timbuktu

This documents the annual celebration of the Sahara's rich musical tradition, a festival whose alumni include Robert Plant. The 2012 fete was more Afropop hootenanny than motherland Lollapalooza, long on semiacoustic jams full of virtuoso soloing and trance-inducing grooves. Following the decree of Sharia law in part of Mali, the 2013 festival has been "postponed," making this a glimpse of an endangered culture.

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