About the Festival

Join us for an unique experience at the door of the Sahara, 3 days of nomadic lifestyle and world music.

Experience Local Culture

We like to welcome you to our festival. During the last 8 editons we have learned and grow together as a team and with the community. We are so happy to celebrate and to revive the "Moussem" from the early days when the caravans were still travelling from M'hamid to Timbuktu. The role of the caravan was not only trade but also a unique opportunity for cultural exchange.

The 9th Edition of Taragalte

This year we will celebrate the ninth edition of the Taragalte festival. To mark this point in history Taragalte wishes to pay tribute to a desert lover, the author, Saint-Exupéry. Deeply inspired by the desert he wrote The Little Prince. 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 said.

Get Connected

Taragalte means ‘meeting place’, a festival to meet and connect with local and international people who share the love of music, art & culture. Our artists mix with the crowd which gives the festival a unique atmosphere of sharing and connecting. Take a walk through the nomadic camp and learn from locals all about nomadic culture, participate in a workshop or dance with us into the night. Actually, we are one big family!

Caravan of Peace

In the spirit of cultural cooperation, Taragalte welcomes the 5 th ‘Cultural Caravan for Peace’ and dedicates a special night to peace and stability in the Sub Saharan region. The Cultural Caravan for Peace is a creative Trans-Saharan Sahel project, supporting dialogue, cultural exchanges and social cohesion in the Sahel and Sahara regions. Through music and art, the Caravan will provide the people of the Sahara and the Sahel region a platform to meet, exchange ideas in order to promote and preserve the cultural heritage.