Most Malians are self employed. Many make a living as farmers, herders, fishermen, traders, or artisans.Most of the salaried positions are with international organizations or civil service. Many Malians choose to emigrate in search of better job opportunities.
Banjo Ancestors: Griot Lutes - an instrument that is traditionally exclusive to the male members of the hereditary griot castes. A griot is a historian, musician and storyteller figure in certain West African cultures.