The Craig Fahle Show

Festival in the Desert in Exile

Friday, January 25, 2013

For years the country of Mali has hosted a music festival called Festival in the Desert. It is a musical tribute to peace and unity. But this year the festival is in jeopardy because of the violence taking place in Mali. Festival organizers are forced to take the show on the road and have renamed it Festival in the Desert in Exile. WDET's world music host, Ishmael Ahmed, joins Craig and North American Festival Liasion, Chris Nelson along with MSU Professor Stephen Esquith to discuss the music of the region, the problems hosting this years festival and Ishmael's tribute show planned for this Saturday 5-7 on This Island Earth.

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