Essakane is an oasis town in the northern part of Mali. In Geography, an oasis (plural oases) or Cienega ( Southwestern United States) is an isolated area of vegetation in a Desert, typically Mali, officially the Republic of Mali (République du Mali is a Landlocked nation in Western Africa. It is located in the Tombouctou Region, several hours' drive (approximately 65 kilometers) north of the city of Timbuktu. Tombouctou is the largest northern-most region of Mali, comprised mostly of the Southwestern section of the Sahara Desert. Timbuktu ( Timbuctoo; Koyra Chiini: Tumbutu; French: Tombouctou) is a city in Tombouctou Region, in the West African
Essakane is the site of an annual music festival called Festival au Désert (Festival in the Desert), which has been held each January since 2001. The Festival in the Desert ( Festival au Désert) is an annual concert in Essakane, Mali, showcasing traditional Tuareg music as well as The festival showcases the music of the local Tuareg people, as well as musicians from other nearby nations such as Mauritania and Niger. The Tuareg (also Twareg or Touareg, Amazigh: Imuhagh / Itargiyen, besides regional ethnyms are a Nomadic Mauritania (موريتانيا Mūrītāniyā officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country Niger ( or /ˈnaɪdʒɚ/) officially the Republic of Niger, is a Landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River.