Festivals, Tools of Development for Remote Areas

Gnaoua Festival of Essaouira, Førdefestival, Wassulu Festival: 3 examples

Fouzia Saoudi by Sabir El Mouakil.
Magali Bergès by Ourida Yaker
Sølvi Lien
Oumou Sangaré by Holly Whittaker

Chaired by Fouzia Saoudi (Morocco), Festival Gnaoua d'Essaouira;
with Magali Bergès (France/Mali), FIWA/Festival Interrnational du WAssulu; Sølvi Lien (Norway), Førde Traditional and World Music Festival ; Oumou Sangaré (Mali), FIWA/ Festival International du WAssulu

Gnaoua Festival of Essaouira (Morocco), Førdefestivalen (Norway), and Festival International du WAssulu (Mali): despite their different contexts, these three events put the names of small places on the international festival map. They have created jobs, growth and positive changes through culture, based in the countryside far away from main cultural spots.