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 9 editions 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 10th Edition of Taragalte

For the 10th edition of the Taragalte Festival, we invite the public to discover the links that unite us through Art and Culture by integrating practices of the world to make them dialogue with our Saharan culture and nourish the wisdom of the desert sands. Nomads of the world's edition on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s footsteps will bring together groups and music from different parts of the world to enrich the sharing we have initiated for years at M'Hamid El Ghizlane. Artists and speakers with rich and diverse backgrounds and plural inspirations will be invited to take part in the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's humanistic journey. Americas, Africa and Europe will be the invited continents. The programming is conceived as a journey through the heart of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s work and his extraordinary career. The author’s favourite themes will be our avenues of discussion.

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 6th ‘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.