On Saturday, 4th June 2016 and Sunday, 5th June 2016, the Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) and Seereer Radio's Cosaan Seereer team (Tamsier Joof and Demba Sene) attended the annual Xoy ceremony at Centre MALANGO in Fatick, Senegal. The Xoy is an annual divination ceremony where the Seereer high priests gather once a year before the rainy season to divine the future - mainly about weather conditions, politics and social issues. It is an important festival in the Seereer religious calendar. This is part 2 of the coverage of the Xoy - first broadcast on the Cosaan Seereer show on Saturday, 25th June 2016. Internet connection in Gambia was poor hence why the Cosaan Seereer show was cancelled on 11th June 2016 whilst Tamsier was in the Gambia. Following his return back to London, part 1 was broadcast on 18th June.
In this audio, the Seereer priestly class gathered to deliver their sermons and divine the future in Seereer. Ablie Bop of Walfadjri Radio translated in Wolof. The Xoy was a two day affair which lasted from 4th to 5th June 2016. If using a computer, the picture to the right is the Seereer star Yoonir (known as Seeseen in Saafi). On the second day of the festival, it was circled by the priestly class and delegations from various parts of Senegal where ritual offerings were made. Visit the Seereer Resource Centre's YouTube channel for a video of this.
Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 25th June 2016
Reporters: Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene and Professor Aliou "Mara" Dione
Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene, Mamadou Fall and Professor Aliou "Mara" Dione
Main speakers: Saltigi at MALANGO: CheickhNdiaye, Saltigi Guedj, Saltigi Harr Diouf, Saltigi Abe Faye, Saltigi Mamadou. Wolof translator: Ablie Bop. Dr. Erick Gbodossou press conference at the end.
Source language(s) : Seereer, Saafi-Saafi, French, English and Wolof
Subjects covered : Seereer religious festival, Traditional Seereer medicine.
Radio program : Cosaan Seereer
Radio station : Seereer Radio
Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)
Collection : The SRC Collection
Date of recording : Saturday, 4th June 2016 - Sunday, 5th June 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).
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