When times change, old traditions do too: a musical exploration of a modern Mali where anyone can sing for a living.
With time the role of the griots has become less important in a Mali where just about anyone with a musical ear can make and perform music today. As a consequence the griots are no longer the sole custodians of traditional music in Mali, and the role of music has changed. New music styles have emerged to fit a variety of occasions, such as weddings and other festivities and events.

The film introduces a new type of modern musicians in Mali - singer-songwriters and musicians, like the celebrated Ali Farka Touré and Idrissa Soumaourou, who are neither griots, nor traditional singers, and who are building successful careers with music that appeals to a broad audience, and not just a limited ethnic group.