The juxtaposition between the old and new is evident in many countries that are rich in culture. Tradition and culture are marked with time and as society changes, new traditions replace the old. Hinduism, a religion rooted in practice and beliefs set by the Vedic literature has altered to what is now known as modern Hinduism. If religion, a practice that governs societies can change, so can music. This is evident from the case of the Ami vs. Enigma. It is sad and frustrating to see the Ami tribe lose their influence but, its extinction can be prevented with compromise and adjusting to new cultural trends which inevitable means having a role in the global marketplace since that is the only way to continue to bring exposure of the Ami tribal culture to the rest of the world.
If the Ami tribe could find a way to keep their youth interested and passionate about their culture and not lured by the promise of entertaining cities then the loss of tribal culture would not be an issue. However, to get ahead in the world requires getting a good education and then a competitive job. This exposure results in becoming acclimated with modern culture which threatens pre-existing traditions passed down from generation to generation. So for the Ami people receiving the distinction of being broadcasted during the Olympics and being part of an international multi-million dollar song would probably considered a great feet for most classical artists. This kind of recognition and appreciation can do wonders for restoring pride in Ami heritage. However, the way in which the Kuos’ are going about the lawsuit is not bringing the appropriate attention to their tribe. The financial element serves as a detractor from the good that can come from the fame they are receiving. In the case of Enigma, it is dishonorable to steal music rights from another artist without giving credit to ownership and this also includes part of the financial reward. However, credit should be given to Enigma for achieving what the Kuos’ could not. Enigma was able to blend the old and new and give a chance for the world to be exposed to a new genre of music that as the Ami people predicted would eventually become lost.