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The Seereer Seex Show presented by Mamadou Fall (Monday, 11th April 2016)

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The Seereer Seex Show is a phone, email and text-in talk and music show where you chat with Mamadou Fall about anything and everything. Request a shoutout or dedicate a song to family and friends, or to yourself. Why not? You deserve it. This show is in Seereer, sometimes called Seereer-Siin - the language of the Seex people (pronounced Seeh). The Ñoominka (Seereer proper, or Niominka) and Gyegem also speak Seereer but with a Ñoominka or Gyegem dialect.

You can listen to this show every Monday from 12:00 am to 1:00 am. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Monday, 11th April 2016

Time : 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Presenter :  Mamadou Fall

Source language :  Seereer

Subjects covered : Open topic

Radio program : The Seereer Seex Show

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Link: http://www.seereerradio.com/seereer-seex-show

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) and Seereer Radio

Date of recording : 11th April 2016

Medium : Audio recording

Note : You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 


Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Open Mike presented by Tamsier Joof (Monday, 4th April 2016)

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Open Mike is a no-holds-barred talk show where you, the listener sets the agenda.Call Mamadou Fall and talk about anything and everything. Callers are not screened. Want to talk about politics, economics, history, social issues affecting the Seereer people of Senegal, Gambia or Mauritania? Whatever it is, call Mamadou and make yourself heard. You can also call in to request a shoutout or dedicate a song to family and friends, or to yourself. Why not? You deserve it.

On this date, Tamsier Joof was seating in for Mamadou Fall, the regular presenter. You can listen to this show weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 23:00 pm to 1:00am. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Monday, 4th April 2016

Time : 23:00 PM - 1:00AM

Presenter :  Tamsier Joof 

Source language :  Wolof andEnglish

Subjects covered : Open. Other topics : 

1. Celebrations of Senegal's Independence Day : Senegal celebrated its independence today. How did you celebrate independence and what did you think about the celebrations? 

2. The Senegalese government agreed to resettle two Libyans released from Guantanamo Bay by the United States government after serving 14 years for terrorism. Tamsier would like to know : 

  • what the Senegalese people have to say about this? 

  • should Senegal have accepted these two men? 

  • why didn’t the American government, the government which imprisoned them took them back and grant them right to remain in the U.S.? 

  • why weren’t they sent back to their country of origin – Libya? 

  • is it safe to have these two men running around in Senegal, considering the fact they were accused and imprisoned for acts of terrorism?

  • is Senegal being used as a dumping ground by the U.S.? 

  • who is going to pay for these two men other than the Senegalese people through their taxes? The Senegalese government would have to find a home for them and feed them until they are able to get back on their feet. Should Senegalese taxpayers’ money be going to these people when there are plenty of Senegalese living below the poverty line? 

Radio program : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Link: http://www.seereerradio.com/open-mike

Owner : The SeereerResource Centre (SRC) and Seereer Radio

Date of recording : Monday, 4th April 2016

Medium : Audio recording

Note : You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Cosaan Seereer : Part 2 of 2 : Exclusive interview with Professor Maara Jon : LIVE - 9th April 2016 by The Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio

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On Saturday, 9th April 2016, the Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio's Cosaan Seereer team interviewed Professor Maara Jon live on the radio on matters relating to Seereer religion, culture and history. The first interview conducted live on Seereer Radio took place on 2nd April 2016. This audio is the second part of that live interview conducted on 9th April 2016. Members of the interviewing team consisted of Tamsier Joof (London, UK), Demba Sene (Dakar, Senegal) and Mamadou Fall (Sheffield, UK). 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 9th April 2016

Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene and Mamadou Fall 

Interviewee : Professor Maara Jon

Source language(s) : Saafi-Saafi, Seereer-Siin, English and Wolof

Subjects covered : Seereer religious festivals; Raampa script; Seereer prayers and Seereer history.

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 9th April 2016

Location of interviewee : Médina, Dakar, Senegal

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio  | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). 

Information about Professor Maara Jon (née. Aliou Dione: Professor Maara Jon (or Professor Mara Joon) is a linguist, historian, researcher and author. He graduated from the University of Cheick Anta Diop (French: Université Cheikh Anta Diop or UCAD) and since 1974 has been a prominent researcher and author of Seereer (particularly Saafi) history, culture and religion. Professor Jon also attended the Centre de Linguistique Appliquée de Dakar (CLAD) under the supervision of Professor Souleymane Faye, a professor of linguistics at UCAD and a member of the SRC team. Prior to his academic career, Professor Jon had success in acting. His name Maara derived from a film he was in where he played the role of a marabout. His real Seereer name is Jig Jam Jon.

Professor Jon has had several peer-reviewed papers under his name, and has authored, co-authored or contributed to several papers and books including assisting Professor David Maranz in his research on the Seereer-Saafi Raampa script (1992). Some of his work include :

  • "Saafi, ɓoo fiisaat peɗmi ɓoo ɓap" (Saafi, lisons et écrivons notre langue maternelle), Société Internationale de Linguistique, BP 2075, Dakar, Sénégal, 2000 (réédité en 2004) (author: Rokhaya Seck, in collaboration with Aliou Dione, Carol Larsen and Jorunn Dijkstra)

  • "Le mythe de l'origine de l'héritage chez les Saafi" ((in Saafi: Cosaan-in Iam Saafi) [in] Notes africaines, Issues 181-190, Institut français d'Afrique noire, Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire, Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire Cheikh Anta Diop, Institut français d'Afrique noire (1984) (see page 25 and from page 43).

  • "Le thème de la mort dans la littérature Seereer: Essai", author : Amade Faye, Contributor : Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, Nouvelles éditions africaines du Sénégal (1997), Credit : Aliou Dione - page 212, note 306

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Download transcript « Télécharger la transcription » :

Visit the Seereer Resource Centre download page to download a transcript of this audio in English, French, Seereer a Sinig, Saafi-Saafi, Ndut, Sili-Sili, Noon and Laalaa.


Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 


Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Cosaan Seereer : Part 1 of 2 : Exclusive interview with Professor Maara Jon : LIVE - 2nd April 2016 by The Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio

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On Saturday, 2nd April 2016, the Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio's Cosaan Seereer team interviewed Professor Maara Jon live on the radio on matters relating to Seereer religion, culture, history. This audio is the first part of that live interview. Members of the interviewing team consisted of Tamsier Joof (London, UK), Demba Sene (Dakar, Senegal), Modou Fall (Sheffield, UK) and Dimlé Sène (Michigan, USA). For the second part of that live interview, see 9th April 2016.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 2nd April 2016

Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene, Mamadou Fall and Dimlé Sène

Interviewee : Professor Maara Jon

Source language(s) : Saafi-Saafi, Seereer-Siin, English and Wolof

Subjects covered : Seereer religion: Pangol; Prayer; Saltigue; Gamou; God in Seereer religion and name for God in the Seereer langages (Roog Seen, Kooh Seen, Kope Seen...)

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 2nd April 2016

Location of interviewee : Médina, Dakar, Senegal

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio  | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). 

Information about Professor Maara Jon (née. Aliou Dione: Professor Maara Jon (or Professor Mara Joon) is a linguist, historian, researcher and author. He graduated from the University of Cheick Anta Diop (French: Université Cheikh Anta Diop or UCAD) and since 1974 has been a prominent researcher and author of Seereer (particularly Saafi) history, culture and religion. Professor Jon also attended the Centre de Linguistique Appliquée de Dakar (CLAD) under the supervision of Professor Souleymane Faye, a professor of linguistics at UCAD and a member of the SRC team. Prior to his academic career, Professor Jon had success in acting. His name Maara derived from a film he was in where he played the role of a marabout. His real Seereer name is Jig Jam Jon.

Professor Jon has had several peer-reviewed papers under his name, and has authored, co-authored or contributed to several papers and books including assisting Professor David Maranz in his research on the Seereer-Saafi Raampa script (1992). Some of his work include :

  • "Saafi, ɓoo fiisaat peɗmi ɓoo ɓap" (Saafi, lisons et écrivons notre langue maternelle), Société Internationale de Linguistique, BP 2075, Dakar, Sénégal, 2000 (réédité en 2004) (author: Rokhaya Seck, in collaboration with Aliou Dione, Carol Larsen and Jorunn Dijkstra)

  • "Le mythe de l'origine de l'héritage chez les Saafi" ((in Saafi: Cosaan-in Iam Saafi) [in] Notes africaines, Issues 181-190, Institut français d'Afrique noire, Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire, Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire Cheikh Anta Diop, Institut français d'Afrique noire (1984) (see page 25 and from page 43).

  • "Le thème de la mort dans la littérature Seereer: Essai", author : Amade Faye, Contributor : Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, Nouvelles éditions africaines du Sénégal (1997), Credit : Aliou Dione - page 212, note 306

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Download transcript « Télécharger la transcription » :

Visit the Seereer Resource Centre download page to download a transcript of this audio in English, French, Seereer a Sinig, Saafi-Saafi, Ndut, Sili-Sili, Noon and Laalaa.


Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 


Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

The Seereer Seex Show presented by Mamadou Fall (Monday, 4th April 2016)

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The Seereer Seex Show is a phone, email and text-in talk and music show where you chat with Mamadou Fall about anything and everything. Request a shoutout or dedicate a song to family and friends, or to yourself. Why not? You deserve it. This show is in Seereer, sometimes called Seereer-Siin - the language of the Seex people (pronounced Seeh). The Ñoominka (Seereer proper, or Niominka) and Gyegem also speak Seereer but with a Ñoominka or Gyegem dialect.

This was the first broadcast of this show on Seereer Radio. You can listen to this show every Monday from 12:00 am to 1:00 am. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Monday, 4th April 2016

Time : 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Presenter :  Mamadou Fall

Source language :  Seereer

Subjects covered : Open topic; Politics (Senegal's Independence Day)

Radio program : The Seereer Seex Show

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Link: http://www.seereerradio.com/seereer-seex-show

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) and Seereer Radio

Date of recording : 4th April 2016

Medium : Audio recording

Note : You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.


Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 


Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com