Originally Posted by Persistence
The festival was shifted to a town south of Tombuctu and held 4 or 5 days earlier than advertised. Too bad for the people who were heading there for the later date!
The festival really did happen.
Shifted to a town south of Timboctou, really? Which town would that be?
Held 4-5 days earlier????
Here a brief reprot from a friend who attended the festival:
"Festival was really special. Such an on the edge situation in so many respects. Music was sensational, especially a woman Noura Mint Seymali WOW. Plenty of tom foolery and of course a BIG military presence. Felt strange on the Saturday night, as if they were looking in as much as out!!!, and of course they were. Timbuktu town was laden in armoured cars and I was happy but sad to fly out of the north, sad of course knowing what was most likely to come."
BTW how was it travelling through Mauritania as a woman?