Niger http://tpr.org en World Celebrations: Beauty In The Desert http://tpr.org/post/world-celebrations-beauty-desert <p>Forget the bathing suits, <strong>Cure&nbsp;</strong><strong>Sal</strong><strong>é</strong><strong>e</strong> is for men only.</p><p>The Sahara Desert is populated by nomads who use camels for transportation, bring live goats and sheep for fresh victuals as needed, and traverse the land buying and selling. For one week in September, the Tuareg and Fulani tribes gather at In-Gall, a fertile area of salt-laden grass, on which they feed their cattle. (Cows require salt to maintain good health.) This is also an opportunity to meet and mingle, and perhaps find romance.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:27:32 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 18017 at http://tpr.org World Celebrations: Beauty In The Desert In A Desert Encampment, Songs Of A Vanishing Way Of Life http://tpr.org/post/desert-encampment-songs-vanishing-way-life In January, English musician and record producer Colin Bass found himself in the midst of an extraordinary assignment. Bass had traveled, with microphones and recording equipment in tow, to the Sahara desert to meet up with a musical group called <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15399284/etran-finatawa" target="_blank">Etran Finatawa</a>.<p>"They come from Niger, next to Mali, in West Africa," Bass says. "Etran Finatawa is a band that is made up — unusually — of two sets of musicians, who stem from nomadic tribes. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 03:15:01 +0000 editor 15664 at http://tpr.org In A Desert Encampment, Songs Of A Vanishing Way Of Life