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Mauritania - The Festival of Nomad Music

Andy Kershaw visits the Festival of Nomad Music in Mauritania, a country on the western fringe of the Sahara Desert that is rarely visited by international tourists or businessmen.

Twenty years ago its people were 80% nomadic, but its society is now changing dramatically, and is starting to open up to the world. Andy encounters an extraordinarily rich musical culture, both at the festival and beyond, with world-class musicians that the world hasn't yet discovered.

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1 hour, 45 minutes

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Sun 4 Jun 2006 22:15
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