Malam Mamane Barka is so far the only master of the Biram in Niger and all over the world. With the assistance of Barka this unique instrument is not dead. And when the old master handed over the instrument to his successor he asked him to promote the Biram and talk about it all over the world. As an instrument played and appreciated by the audience is not dead. The old master died in 2006. Since then Malam Mamane Barka follows this mission. He himself is a well know musician in Niger, famous for many popular songs he composed in the eighties and nineties. He used to play other traditional string instruments, but today his dedication is the BIRAM.