Festival au Désert 2024


JULY 21, 24, 25, 2024
Chiostro Grande di Santa Maria Novella
Parco delle Cascine, Prato della Tinaia

Among the projects of Fondazione Fabbrica Europa developed within the Estate Fiorentina and consolidated over time since 2010, starting from the relationship with the Festival au Désert of Essakane (Timbuktu), the Festival au Désert Firenze involves some of the most interesting musicians and groups on the international scene, great masters and young musicians who have established themselves thanks to an energy that dialogues with the mastery of sounds and rhythms of the traditions of origin.

Sunday 21 July at the Chiostro Grande di Santa Maria Novella, in collaboration with Florence Dance Festival, two ancient cultures – the Indian and the Malian – on stage with two great masters of percussion: Trilok Gurtu and Aly Keita. Tickets at Ticketone

In the heart of the Cascine Park, in the Prato della Tinaia, on Wednesday 24 July, the Moroccan singer and musician Asmaa Hamzaoui, with her group Bnat Timbouktou, who will give a female version of the ancient Gnawa tradition. Free admission

Thursday 25 July, to close the festival, again at the Parco delle Cascine, the Imarhan, a group of Algerian musicians formed in Tamanrasset, influenced by desert-rock groups as much as traditional Tuareg music. Free admission


SUN JULY 21 h 21:30
Chiostro Grande di Santa Maria Novella
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WED JULY 24 h 21:30
Parco delle Cascine, Prato della Tinaia
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TUE JULY 25 h 21:30
Parco delle Cascine, Prato della Tinaia
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Festival au Désert is a project by Fondazione Fabbrica Europa as part of

and benefits from the support of Ministero della Cultura, Regione Toscana, Fondazione CR Firenze and Fondazione Nuovi Mecenati

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