As she reflects on the city: ''in the company of ''giants'', these buildings have been here and housed so many people. There's history, there's legacy, there are lives, there are stories, there's past and presence''. Through this cinematic film, Karen shares the intimate relationship that she has with the city. Looking at the metropolis through the lens of an artist, we see the built environment from another angle, an angle that not many people (maybe not even architects themselves) see of the city. She talks of an organic ecosystem that is formed out of necessity. Karen lets the viewer in ''on the side streets, the music bars and urban culture that developed on its own without official guidance''. Because, she says, ''its what the people wanted, its what they craved. So it happened because it had to. They found it, they made it''. She takes us deeper into the iconic live music venue, The Rainbow, which has housed the best homegrown musical talent Southern Africa has to offer. She waxes lyrical about how this construction allowed cross race intermingling since apartheid South Africa. She quotes the legendary Nelson Mandela saying ''it is music and dance that makes me at peace with the world''. Architects deal with buildings; but through this film, we see how music plays the integral role of nation building.