About the Festival

Join us to celebrate the heritage and the nomadic culture of the world in the desert under the stars of M’hamid El Ghizlane from the 1st to the 3rd of november.

Festival Taragalte - Hymne to the Sahara

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. The Taragalte Festival was born in 2009, inspired from the Moussem and Its traditions, in order to contribute to the socio-economic development of the region and to promote the nomadic cultural heritage. Today, the festival is a real hymn to the Sahara that invites you to discover or rediscover its geography, its history and the mystery of its immensity, the phantasmagoria of its luminous nights, its changeable winds, its sovereign anger, its environment both hostile and fragile but also so generous and rich. 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!

The 11th Edition of Taragalte

The 11th edition of the Taragalte Festival marks the return of the festival after two years of absence. With the renewed desire to explore ways of bringing people together, the Taragalte Festival is happy to find the paths of the Oases of the great Moroccan south, for a celebration of what unites us deeply. For this return edition, the festival invites all festival-goers to find in the memory of the sands and the poetry of the stars, an inner alignment, shared wisdom, and happy projections for the future.

Taragalte, an Eco-friendly festival

The Taragalte Festival places sustainability and the protection of the environment at the heart of its project. Since 2009, the Festival is located in the oasis of M'hamid El Ghizlane, in the province of ZAGORA (southern Morocco), an oasis threatened by the advance of the desert. To cope with drought and desertification, Taragalte Festival recognizes the preservation of oasis and as models of resilience to climate change. With the ambition to revive the Oasis of M'hamid El Ghizlane, the festival aspires to act on the local sphere by protecting the ecosystem and empowering the inhabitants through training and awareness actions.

Caravan of Peace

In the spirit of cultural cooperation, Taragalte welcomes the ninth stage of its “Cultural Caravan for Peace” and devotes moments of exchange for peace and stability in the sub-Saharan regions. The “Cultural Caravan for Peace” is a project that encourages 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, and exchange ideas in order to promote and preserve cultural heritage.