There Was A Time is a timeless album that touches on an ancient sound within a contemporary setting. This is completely acoustic Malian music at its very best. The soaring voice of Kassé Mady takes us back to time immemorial where past and present submerge. The lyricism of this album is a living testament to the inherent classicism of this music in its original form. It is a music that creates feelings of joy and melancholy in a single moment. There Was A Time brings us back to the time of our earliest memories.