|1||–Ali Farka Touré||Goye Kur|
|3||–Tinariwen||Zin Es Gourmeden|
|4||–Tinariwen||Amassakoul 'N' Tenere|
|5||–Lo'Jo||Jah Kas Cool Boy|
|6||–Blackfire ||Common Enemy|
|8||–Django ||Laisse-Moi Dire|
|9||–Robert Plant & Justin Adams||Win My Train Fare Home (If I Ever Get Lucky)|
|WRASS 129NTSC||Various|| The Festival In The Desert (DVD-V, Comp, NTSC, PAL, SECAM)||Wrasse Records||WRASS 129NTSC||Europe||2004|
|WRASS 129D||Various|| The Festival In The Desert (DVD-V, NTSC, PAL, SECAM)||Wrasse Records||WRASS 129D||Europe||2004|
- Artwork By – Den Chamanie
- Executive Producer – François Betrand
- Film Director – Lionel Brouet
Region Free • Letterbox 4:3 NTSC • Colour & B&W •Dolby Digital • In French with English subtitles.
Filmed 6th, 7th, 8th January 2003, Essakane, Mali, Africa.
With bonus features an interview with Issa Dicko, a photo gallery by Nadia Nid El Mourid and Bogdan Konopka.
Live sound on tracks 1, 3, 4 and 6 to 9 mixed at Karma, at Angers, France. Tracks 2 and 5 mixed in Bath, UK.
The Festival in the Desert of Essakane 2003 was organised by the EFES Association with the help and support
of the Malian Ministry of Crafts and Tourism.
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