World Music Festival 2013: Festival au Desert
Event Info: (312) 774-0576 worldmusicfestivalchicago.org
Festival au Desert is an annual music festival held in Mali that showcases the best of Malian music along with that from other African countries and from around the world. Due to civil war, the festival was forced to cancel this year’s show. Instead artists in exile are traveling and bringing Malian music to the rest of the world. Bluesmen Mamadou Kelly, Cedric Watson and Sidi Touré trace the roots of rock & roll back to the Sahara.