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Events in Mali to plan for

Events in Mali

Events calendar Mali: If you need more information about events that take place in our fabulous country, we are happy to assist. There is a lot going on, here just a few exciting offerings. If you need more assistance, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are here to help and are delighted to assist you.

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Events in Mali

Mali has a dynamic and diverse cultural scene. The events here often point to the complex customs and heritage of Malians. Most of the times, festivals in Mali are rich with music, dance, and storytelling which reflect West African culture.

One such grand spectacle is the Festival in the Desert that hosts Tuareg musicians and other performers from all over the globe. Another significant event is Bamako Biennale, bringing together contemporary art and performances from across Africa.

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Additional Events in Mali

Festival on the Niger

The Festival on the Niger is one of Mali's most vibrant cultural events; it happens in Ségou every February. This seven-day celebration brings together artists, musicians and performers from all parts of Mali as well as beyond its borders. Tourists can listen to authentic Malian folk music, watch traditional dances or shop for locally made souvenirs while they come into contact with rich cultural heritage along Niger River’s banks. Furthermore, it also includes workshops, exhibitions as well as debates showcasing varied artistic traditions in Mali.

Dogon Mask Festival

The Dogon Mask Festival, also known as “Dama” takes place once after every sixty years where it pays tribute to departed souls while acknowledging significant life changes taking place within their communities. These celebrations happen at different Dogon villages involving highly decorated wooden masks, complex dances and ancient rituals. Dama represents an intense version of Dogon culture and belief that facilitates a glance into some exceptional customs typical of their ancestors’ relationship with them.