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Open Mike : Slavery in Mauritania (Monday, 6th Feb 2017)

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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 show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene and Demba Sene to discuss the evil practice of slavery in Mauritania. Tamsier wants to know why has successive African governments, the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU)  failed to do anything to erradicate this old ghastly practice in Mauritania. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Monday,  6th Feb 2017

Presenter : Tamsier Joof, Laity Sene and Demba Sene 

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

Subjects covered : On this show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene and Demba Sene to discuss the evil practice of slavery in Mauritania. Tamsier wants to know why has successive African governments, the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU)  failed to do anything to erradicate this old ghastly practice in Mauritania. 

Radio programme : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Monday,  6th Feb 2017

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). This was a life broadcast and some our presenters where in Senegal where the internet connection kept cutting off. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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

Ɓatir Ayiif (Exchanging ideas) : Is President Adama Barrow cut out to be a president? (Saturday, 28th January 2017)

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Ɓatir Ayiif (Exchanging ideas) is an informal but educational open phone-in, e-mail and text-in discussion show where you (the listener) participate by asking and answering questions set by other listeners. Find out the answers to questions you always wanted to know. For example have you always wanted to know what our ancestors used to use in order to build their homes before the advent of cement? What do the colours of the Senegalese flag represent? What does the flag of Siin symbolises? What is the meaning and etymology of the words: Seereer, Saafi, Ndut, Sili, Noon or Laalaa or Ñoominka? Etc.

On this show, anything goes. You set the questions and answer them. No question is stupid. If it is important to you it is important to us. On this first ever Ɓatir Ayiif show, Tamsier Joof, joined by Laity Sene, Demba Sene and Moussoukoro Sidibé asks whether President Adama Barrow fit to lead The Gambia? Tamsier's question sparked controversy with his colleague Laity Sene. Whose team are you on? 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 28th January 2017

Presenter : Tamsier Joof, Laity SeneDemba Sene and Moussoukoro Sidibé

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

Subjects covered : On this show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene, Demba Sene and Moussoukoro Sidibé to discuss whether the new President of The Gambia - President Adama Barrow is fit to lead the country. Is President Barrow fit to lead? That is the question. Expect controversy and lots of disagreement between the presenters. 

Radio programme : Ɓatir Ayiif

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 28th January 2017

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). This was a life broadcast and some our presenters where in Senegal where the internet connection kept cutting off. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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

Drive Time : Live press conference with the Honourable Halifa Sallah that never was (Tuesday, 24th January 2017)

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The Drive Time Show is a summary of the travel news in Senegal, The Gambia and Mauritania including flight cancellations and delays. Topical discussions include: politics, social and economics issues. On this show, Tamsier Joof (broadcasting from London, UK) is joined by Demba Sene and Moussoukoro Sidibé (in Senegal) to partake in a live press conference with the Honourable Halifa Sallah in The Gambia.  Not only did Mr. Sallah held his press conference very late, the new Gambian government they didn't have the logistics in place for an international conference. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Tuesday, 24th January 2017

Presenter : Tamsier JoofDemba Sene and Moussoukoro Sidibé

Source language(s) : Wolof and English 

Subjects covered : On this show, Tamsier Joof (broadcasting from London, UK) is joined by Demba Sene and Moussoukoro Sidibé (in Senegal) to partake in a live press conference with the Honourable Halifa Sallah in The Gambia.  Not only did Mr. Sallah held his press conference very late, the new Gambian government they didn't have the logistics in place for an international conference. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. 

Radio program : Drive Time

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Tuesday, 24th January 2017

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 : Inauguration of President Adama Barrow (Thursday, 19th January 2017)

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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 special broadcast, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene, Demba Sene, Mamadou Fall, Sukai Dahaba (commonly known by our regular listeners as X) and the Gambian journalist Saikou Suwareh Jabai to discuss inauguration of the new Gambian President Adama Barrow in Senegal; the political crises in The Gambia where the rebel and dictator Yayah Jammeh is still occupying State House; and the victor of the 1st December 2016 Presidential Elections is still in Senegal since ECOWAS Head and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf asked for his plane from Mali to Gambia be diverted to Senegal for his own safety. Towards the end of the show, Tamsier also played the report of Demba Sene from the Gambian Embassy in Senegal - where President Barrow was inaugurated, and Baba Ceesay's report earlier today on the Drive Time show.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Thursday, 19th January 2017

Presenter : Tamsier Joof, Demba SeneLaity Sene and Mamadou Fall 

Reporters : Demba Sene (Senegal); Baba Ceesay (Gambia) ; Saikou Suwareh Jabai (Gambia)

Special guest : Sukai Dahaba (X) - see additional information below

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

Subjects covered : On this special broadcast, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene, Demba Sene, Mamadou Fall, Sukai Dahaba (commonly known by our regular listeners as X) and the Gambian journalist Saikou Suwareh Jabai to discuss inauguration of the new Gambian President Adama Barrow in Senegal; the political crises in The Gambia where the rebel and dictator Yayah Jammeh is still occupying State House; and the victor of the 1st December 2016 Presidential Elections is still in Senegal since ECOWAS Head and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf asked for his plane from Mali to Gambia be diverted to Senegal for his own safety. Towards the end of the show, Tamsier also played the report of Demba Sene from the Gambian Embassy in Senegal - where President Barrow was inaugurated, and Baba Ceesay's report earlier today on the Drive Time show.

Radio program : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Thursday, 19th January 2017

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). This was a life broadcast and some our presenters where in Senegal where the internet connection kept cutting off. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Additional information : With regret, the second portion of this show was not recorded. We thought it was being recorded but it was on pause. This was a mistake on our side to which we sincerely apologise for. Even worst, the second part was when we had a detailed interview with Sukai Dahaba (X) where she gave a detailed account regarding her traumer in the hands of Yayah Jammeh's enablers when she was captured as part of the 9th May 2016 demonstrators in The Gambia. In that portion she also mentioned some of Jammeh's enablers. We apologise for this error on our part and will endeavour our utmost to bring Sukai Dahaba on the show again for a more detailed interview. In the meantime, you can check out all our audio interviews with Sukai by scrolling through our categories and selecting Sukai's own category titled : "Sukai Dahaba (X) : Leader of the Kaalama Revolution". Also check out this interview she did with Fatu Camara of the Fatu Network published in JollofNews (see below) :

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Websites :

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

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Drive Time Special : Inauguration of President Adama Barrow (Thursday, 19th Jan 2017)

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The Drive Time Show is a summary of the travel news in Senegal, The Gambia and Mauritania including flight cancellations and delays. Topical discussions include: politics, social and economics issues. On this special show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Demba Sene, Laity Sene, Mamadou Fall and Baba Ceesay to discuss the inauguration of Adama Barrow (at the Gambian Embassy in Senegal) as President of The Gambia. Demba Sene who attended the inauguration at the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal reports live from Senegal. The Gambian reporter Baba Ceesay reports from The Gambia on the rebel and dictator Yayah Jammeh's refusal to step down despite being defeated on the 1st December 2016 Presidential Elections. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Thursday, 19th January 2017

Presenter : Tamsier JoofDemba Sene, Laity SeneMamadou Fall and Baba Ceesay 

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

Subjects covered : The inauguration of President Adama Barrow in Senegal as President of The Gambia; Yayah Jammeh's refusal to step down as President of The Gambia and The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) decision to launch a military attack if Jammeh refuses to go despite being defeated in the 1st December 2016 Presidential Election. Demba Sene who attended the inuguration of President Barrow at the Gambian Embassy in Senegal reports live. Baba Ceesay reports on the political situation live from The Gambia. 

Radio program : Drive Time

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Thursday, 19th January 2017

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

Seereer Music Through The Night : Continuation of Seereer Radio’s First Anniversary Celebrations (Sunday, 8th January 2017)

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Seereer Music Through The Night means exactly that. Great Seereer music with a mixture of talk to keep you entertained through the night. Expand your taste in music by listening to this music and talk based radio show where the DJ plays classic Seereer party tunes and ultra traditional Seereer tunes with religious or cultural significance. Request a shoutout or dedicate a song to family and friends, or to yourself. Why not? You deserve it. 

On this show, Tamsier Joof plays a collection of Seereer music that he recorded live when he went to visited Khady Basse accompanied by Demba Sene on New Year's Eve (31st January 2016). Khady Basse, her younger sister Ngoné and the rest of her family gave Tamsier and Demba a randition of Seereer music. In continuation of Seereer Radio's first anniversary celebrations, we bring you Seereer music live. This is how they celebrate New Year's Eve in the Seereer home. Enjoy!

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Sunday, 8th January 2017

Presenter : Tamsier Joof

Vocal credits : Khady Basse, Ngoné and family

Source language(s) : Seereer and Wolof

Subjects covered : Analysis about gambian elections and President Jammeh's refusal to step down

Radio program : Seereer Music Through The Night

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 31st December 2016 - Sunday, 1st January 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).  This audio was recorded live in a party environment. Some of the audio quality may not be clear or disjointed and there was lot of laughter and talking. 

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 : Exclusive interview with Aida Mbaye (daughter of Yandé Codou Sène) - Saturday, 5th November 2016

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Listen again to our live interview with Aida Mbaye, eldest daughter of the late Seereer Diva Yandé Codou Sène. Aida Mbaye was one of the backing singers of her late mother Yandé Codou and an artist in her own right. This show was first broadcast on Saturday, 5th November 2016 on the Cosaan Seereer show. A big thanks to Yandé Codou Sène and Aida Mbaye for giving us great Seereer music over the past decades, for Aida coming on the Cosaan Seereer Show to talk about the life and music career of the late Yandé Codou Sène and her own music career. It was a pleasure to have the family of Yandé Codou on the show.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 5th November 2016

Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Mamadou Fall, Demba Sene and Laity Sene

Interviewee : Aida Mbaye 

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

Subjects covered : Yandé Codou Sène's early life; Yandé Codou Sène's music career; Yandé Codou Sène's relationships with other notable Seereers such as President Léopold Sédar Senghor and Youssou N'Dour; Yandé Codou Sène's family and genealogy; Aida Mbaye's early life, marriage and music career; history of Siin; Queens of Siin (Lingeer); Kings of Siin (Maad a Sinig); Ten Yooro Waal Adaam Faniing Feno Juufeen (he was a rich and powerful Seereer king, his name Yooro Adaam Faniing Feno Juuf, he was a Tëën (King of Baol - from the Juuf family that had ruled Baol).

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 5th November 2016

Location of interviewee : Pikine, 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). Our sincere apologies for the background noise and connection issues.

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 : Exclusive interview with Marie Ngoné Ndione (LIVE) - Saturday, 10th September 2016

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Listen again to our live interview with the diva Marie Ngoné Ndione. This show was first broadcast on Saturday, 10th September 2016 on the Cosaan Seereer show. Thanks to everyone who called and sent their messages, and a big thanks to Marie Ngoné Ndione for giving us great Seereer music and dance for nearly 40 years. 
Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 10th September 2016

Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene, Mamadou Fall and  Moussoukoro Sidibé

Interviewee : Marie Ngoné Ndione

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

Subjects covered : Marie Ngoné Ndione's career, Seereer culture, history and socio-economic issues affecting Seereer people.

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 10th September 2016

Location of interviewee : 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). Our sincere apologies for the background noise. Image courtesy of "I love Senegal" (website: www.ilovesenegal.org).

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 : Exclusive interview with Ibou Sene (Saturday, 27th August 2016)

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Listen again to our live interview with the Senegalese personality - Ibou Sene (Director of Centre Culturel Régional de Fatick and Deputy/Assistant Director of Centre National Cinématographique (CNC) (Sénégal)). This show was first broadcast on Saturday, 27th August 2016 on the Cosaan Seereer show. Thanks to everyone who sent their messages and a big thanks to Ibou Sene for the wonderful work he does in preserving Seereer cultural heritage especially in the Siin - Saluum area.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 27th August 2016

Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene and  Moussoukoro Sidibé

Interviewee : Ibou Sene

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

Subjects covered : Ibou Sene's career, Seereer culture, history, religion and politics.

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 27th August 2016

Location of interviewee : Fatick, 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). Our sincere apologies for the background noise. 

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 : Exclusive interview with Babacar Diouf - LIVE- (Saturday, 2nd July 2016)

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Listen again to our live interview with the Senegalese personality - Babacar Diouf (Secretary General of Ndef Leng, Director of Ndef Leng FM, President of Réseau des Acteurs Culturels du Sénégal and Secretary General of Observatoire de la Diversitéb). This show was first broadcast on Saturday, 2nd July 2016 on the Cosaan Seereer show. Thanks to everyone who sent their messages and a big thanks to Babacar Diouf for the wonderful work he does in preserving Seereer cultural heritage.

On this show, we also welcome our new co-presenter - Moussou. Moussou will be presenting other shows in the not too distant future, so 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). Our sincere apologies for the background noise. 

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

Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene, Mamadou Fall and Moussoukoro Sidibé

Interviewee : Babacar Diouf

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

Subjects covered : Babacar Diouf's career, Seereer culture, Seereer history and politics.

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 2nd July 2016

Location of interviewee : 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). Our sincere apologies for the background noise. 

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