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Cosaan Seereer : Exclusive interview with Professor Maara Jon : LIVE - 28th May 2016 by The Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio

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On Saturday, 28th May 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. 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, 28th May 2016

Presenters : Demba Sene, Tamsier Joof and Mamadou Fall 

Interviewee : Professor Maara Jon

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

Subjects covered : Seereer prayers and Seereer religious festivals.

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 28th May 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

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Websites :

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


Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Cosaan Seereer : Exclusive interview with Saltigi Biram Puuy (21st May 2016) : Listeners get a live reading

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After playing the interview we did with Saltigi Biram Puuy on Seereer Radio's Cosaan Seerer, we received numerous e-mails and text messages from listeners asking us Saltigi Puuy's contact details. We asked you to be patient with us as we were working behind the scenes to bring Saltigi Puuy live on air so you can call the show and ask for a personal reading from this wise and gifted Seereer high priest. Your wish is our command! On Saturday 21st May 2016 - from 2 pm GMT (1 pm in Senegal and Gambia), Saltigi Puuy joined the Cosaan Seereer team live on air and took calls from listeners. 

He was not feeling well that day but was kind enough to join us to which we are immensely grateful. Check out the video interview we did with Saltigi Puuy uploaded on the Seereer Resource Centre's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoopruoQPnk. Please don't forget to subscribe to the Seereer Resource Centre's YouTube Channel for upcoming videos.

The Cosaan Seereer show broadcasts every Saturday from 2 pm GMT on Seereer Radio, Join the discussion by group Skype : SEEREERRADIO.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 21st May 2016

Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene, Mamadou Fall and Dimlé Sène (Lance Johnson) as guest.

Guest: Saltigi Biram Puuy

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

Subjects covered : psychic reading; Seereer religion; protection against evil or harm; Seereer traditional medicine and plants in Seereer medicine; Seereer cosmology; Seereer cosmogony; values of saltigi (or saltigue); death in Seereer society; and politics.

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 21st May 2016

Location of guest: Thiés, Senegal

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection and Seereer Radio  | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). 

Information about Saltigi Biram Puuy (or Birame Pouye): Saltigi Biram Puuy is one the last remnants of the old traditional Seereer priestly class. Saltigi (or Saltigue) is a Seereer religious title denoting a high priest or priestess. He was initiated into the secret order of the Seereer priestly class. Saltigi Puuy comes from a long line of Seereer priests. He is well versed in Seereer religious doctrines, history, traditional medicine, secrets of ndut classical teachings which includes the cosmos and the paranormal. Saltigi Puuy rarely give interviews, preferring to focus more of his time on Seereer history and culture than the usual role associated with the Seereer priestly class (saltigi). 

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Websites :

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


Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Seereer Radio  Skype : seereerradio

Open Mike presented by Tamsier Joof (Tuesday, 17th May 2016)

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Open Mike is a no-holds-barred talk show where you, the listener sets the agenda.Call the show 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 in 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 presenting. 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 : Tuesday, 17th May 2016

Time : 22:00 PM - 00:00AM

Presenter :  Tamsier Joof 

Source language :  Wolof 

Subjects covered : Open. Other topics : 

  • The Senegalese government agreed to release CFA 2.25 billion to finance the 2016 - 2017 agricultural programme. Tamsier wants to know whether this will benefit the small scale Seereer/Senegalese farmer or big business. 
  • The Mauritanian Supreme Court released the human rights and anti slavery campaigner  Biram Dah Abeid after jailing him for two years for founding an illegal organisation (IRA)  - an organisation founded to fight against slavery. Why hasn't the 15 remaining West African states, ECOWAS or the African Union taken the necessary steps to end slavery in Mauritania?
  • Latest about the Gambia political situation, detentions and demonstrations against Yahya Jammeh's regime. 
Radio program : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

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

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

Date of recording : Tuesday, 17th May 2016

Medium : Audio recording

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Websites :

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


Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Open Mike : Presented by Mamadou Fall (Monday, 16th May 2016)

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Open Mike is a no-holds-barred talk show where you, the listener sets the agenda. Call the show 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 in 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. Open Mike broadcast live from Monday to Friday (see program for details). Mamadou Fall presents the show on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Our new presenter Moussoukoro Sidibé (commonly known as Moussou) presents it on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Moussou will be presenting other shows in the coming weeks - mainly on topics relating to the Seereer and Senegambian woman. Check out Seereer Radio's schedule page for updates. If you want to be a presenter on Seereer Radio, visit their careers page (website details below).
Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Monday, 16th May 2016

Presenter : Mamadou Fall

Source language(s) : Seereer and Wolof

Subjects covered : Discussions for the reopening of the Senegambian border and the return of Senegambian expats

Radio program : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Monday, 17th May 2016

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).  

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 Mamadou Fall (Monday, 16th May 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. You can now listen to Mamadou Fall on Open Mike every  Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 22:00 pm to 0:00 am. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Monday, 16th  May  2016

Time : 22:00 PM - 00:00 AM

Presenter :  Mamadou Fall

Source language :  Seereer and Wolof

Subjects covered : Open topic; Political situation in Gambia and Senegal, Border issues between Senegal and Gambia; Senegambian expats revisiting Senegambia. 

Radio program : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

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

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

Date of recording : Monday, 16th  May  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 : Saturday, 14th May 2016 : Sene family Nguel

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The Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio were proud sponsors of the Sene famly's Nguel (event) which took place on Saturday, 14th May 2016 at Dakar, Senegal. The Seereer artist Oussou Ndiol was due to play at the event. The president of the Sene Family Association was supposed to join the Cosaan Seereer team live on air to discuss the event scheduled that night but for some reason he was unable to attend and the interview was cancelled. However the Cosaan Seereer team did a great show and directed their questions to a fellow team member - Demba Sene who is also a member of the Association. The Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio would like to apologies to all our listeners who were looking forward to the interview. 


Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 14th May 2016

Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene and Mamadou Fall 

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

Subjects covered : Seereer families, Seereer genealogy and family history

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 14th May 2016

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). 

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 

Open Mike : Friday, 13th May 2016 - Presented by Mamadou Fall

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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. You can now listen to Mamadou Fall on Open Mike every  Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 22:00 pm to 0:00 am. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Friday, 13th May 2016 

Time : 22:00 PM - 00:00 AM

Presenter :  Mamadou Fall

Source language :  Seereer and Wolof

Subjects covered : Open topic; Political and judiciary in The Gambia; Relationships

Radio program : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

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

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

Date of recording : Monday, 16th  May  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 Special : Presented by Mamadou Fall, Tamsier Joof and Demba Sene (Monday, 9th May 2016)

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Open Mike is a no-holds-barred talk show where you, the listener sets the agenda.Call the show 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 in 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.


This Open Mike Special was presented by Mamadou Fall (the regular presenter) with Tamsier Joof and Demba Sene on 9th May 2016—the day of the political arrest and brutal suppression of Gambian demonstrators demanding the dead body of United Democratic Party (UDP) member Ebrima Solo Sandeng, and the release of UDP leader Lawyer Ousainou Darboe and his executive committee held in prison by Yahya Jammeh's regime. One of those arrested was Tamsier's source who we refer to as X on Seereer Radio. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Monday, 9th May 2016

Time : 22:00 PM - 00:00AM

Presenter :  Mamadou Fall, Tamsier Joof and Demba Sene

Source language :  Seereer, Saafi-Saafi, Wolof 

Subjects covered : Political situation in The Gambia

Radio program : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

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

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

Date of recording : Monday, 9th May 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

Skype: SEEREERRADIO

The Seereer Seex Show - Presented by Mamadou Fall (Monday, 9th May 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. Tamsier Joof joins Mamadou Fall on the Seereer Seex show to  reveal important information about the political situation in the Gambia. 

You can listen to this show every Monday from 12:00 am to 1:00 am. 
NB: This show is now on hold. This particular show was an extended was extended. The actual date of this show is 9th May 2016 from midnight, not 8th May 2016 as stated in the audio, 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Monday, 9th May 2016

Time : 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Presenter :  Mamadou Fall 

Source language :  Seereer and Wolof

Subjects covered : Political situation in The Gambia

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 : 9th May 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

Skype: SEEREERRADIO

Cosaan Seereer : Saturday, 7th May 2016 - Presented by Tamsier Joof and Mamadou Fall

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Our interview with Dr. Oussainou Sene had to be cancelled due to technical issues in Senegal where the interview was scheduled to take place. Tamsier Joof and Mamadou Fall talk about the political situation in the Gambia etc. Demba Sene will join us again next week.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 7th May 2016

Presenters : Tamsier Joof and Mamadou Fall

Source language(s) : Seereer, English and Wolof

Subjects covered : Gambian political situation, Senegambian society, Seereer and Jola ancestral heritage, Seereer economic stance in Senegal, Senegalese politics. 

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 7th May 2016 

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). 

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

Skype: SEEREERRADIO