FESTIVAL IN THE DESERT, MALI Three days of Malian music, Touareg culture, and sounds from around the world. This remote, hip, and sandy concert takes place in Essakane each January.
RAJASTHAN INTERNATIONAL FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL, INDIA This colorful celebration of regional roots music, dance, and the performing arts is held every October at Jodphur’s spectacular Meherangarh Fort.
RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA Venues don’t get more exotic than this. At this festival in the heart of Borneo, local artists perform surrounded by verdant jungle and exotic flowers, alongside internationally recognized names.
FESTIVAL OF WORLD SACRED MUSIC, MOROCCO Held amid the palaces and courtyards of the ancient city of Fez in June each year, this Sufi-oriented festival celebrates spiritual values, pluralism, and cultural diversity.