EDITION 2018 – « Sahara, the fertile earth, Tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry »

Let's celebrate nomadic culture and world music under the stars

M'Hamid El Ghizlane, Zagora, South of Morocco
October 26th, 27th and 28th 2018

The 2018 edition celebrates the nine years of the festival. To mark this turning point in the history of the event, Taragalte wishes to honor a desert lover, an emblematic figure of French letters: the author, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Deeply inspired by the desert, it is in full immersion in this fertile land that was born one of his most beautiful humanist works, The Little Prince, which we celebrate this year the 75th anniversary of his first translation.

The influence of the Sahara on the entire work of the writer is unquestionable.
"What beautifies the desert is that it always hides a well," he used to say.
To echo this theme, we will host many artists that will hightlight this inspiring and spiritual meeting, and revive the initiatory journey of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry through the dunes of the Sahara.

The aim is to promote the contribution of the desert in the work of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry but also to share the inspiration that the Sahara has given to him. Because it is indeed, in contact with this nomadic culture that the aviator learnt about the the the desert, about men of the region, about this culture that make us dream, looking at the stars and listening to the "inner music" of everyone.

Taragalte Festival organized by the Zaïla Association for Culture and Sustainable Development


Among the artists invited this year, we will welcome, in the presence of the Godmother and the Godfather of the Festival OUM and Aziz SAHMAOUI :

Tinariwen - Habib Koité - Lo'Jo - Hamid Elkawel - Mnat Aichata - Asmaa Hamzaoui and Bnat Timbuktu - Poject groups "Cultural Caravan for Peace" - Taragalte Generation - Darâa Tribes - The young musicians of the "Joudour Sahara" school - Ajial M'Hamid.