The community of Sare Bidji is defined by its surroundings: several villages established on the fertile flood valley of a river, dependent upon the richness of the ground to grow the rice that is the basis of their economy. Approximately 8,000 Pulaar people live in these villages, sharing a common history and culture. The musicians from six villages want to create a program for local young people to learn traditional music. The musicians fear that without this type of teaching, the community’s music and culture may die. The community hopes to utilize any funds generated from the sale of their recordings to build traditional instruments and to implement the program. The local pride and excitement about participating in Community Voice International’s project has already increased interest in traditional music among the young people.