U2 singer and humanitarian extraordinaire Bono was recently spotted at the annual Festival au désert (Festival in the Desert) in Mali. According to Afropop, the Irish singer was there “with a delegation of 20 people from the One Foundation… and he sat in the VIP section between the Minister of Culture and Minister of Tourism and Arts.”
The UK’s Telegraph captured footage of Bono onstage with seminal Touareg group, and festival staple, Tinariwen and Bassekou Kouyate [edit: thanks Drea]. Their report highlighted the fact that “al Qaeda threats have kept crowds away” from attending the Timbuktu festival. Watch video of Bono onstage with Tinariwen above.