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Sulayman Ndong of Star FM 96.6 (Gambia) interviews Tamsier Joof of Seereer Radio and The Seereer Resource Centre (8 July 2018)

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Sulayman Ndong of Star FM 96.6 (Gambia) interviews Tamsier Joof of Seereer Radio and The Seereer Resource Centre on his Seereer programme (8 July 2018). The interview centres around the life and work of Tamsier Joof, especdially his work with the Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio. 

Date of interview  : Sunday, 8 July 2018

Presenter : Sulayman Ndong

Guest :  Tamsier Joof

Source language(s) : Seereer, Wolof and English

Subjects covered : Life and work of Tamsier Joof. 

Radio programme : Chossan Seereer 

Radio station : Star FM 96.6 (Gambia)

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) and Star FM 96.6 (Gambia)

Collection : The SRC Collection

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), Star FM 96.6 (Gambia) and Sulayman Ndong (presenter).  Apologies for the background noise.

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Websites :

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

Star FM 96.6 (Gambia) - Facebook

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

O nguim in win ball : A ƭat Roog (Seereer religion) - Presented by Doudou Diouf (Thursday, 18th January 2018)

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O nguim in win ball - which in Seereer translates to "Black people's believe in God" or "African religion" for short (or Traditional African religions), and formerly known as the Seereer Religion and Culture Show (O ngim fo cosaan Seereer) broadcast live every Thursday night from 22:00 GMT. The show is presented by Doudou Diouf.

On this show, Doudou is joined by Tamsier Joof and Mamadou Fall to discuss Seereer religious prayers; how, when and to whom the Seereer address their prayer to; the Seereer pangool (saints and/or ancestral spirits); ndut classical teachings (a rite of passage); how to advance Seereer religion (A ƭat Roog), stop it from dying out and becoming lost to history; and Seereer continuity (a controversial point brought up at the end by Mamadou Fall which created much disagreement among the panel).  

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Thursday, 18th January 2018

Presenters : Doudou Diouf

Panel :  Tamsier Joof and Mamadou Fall

Source language(s) : Seereer and Wolof

Subjects covered : On this show, Doudou is joined by Tamsier Joof and Mamadou Fall to discuss Seereer religious prayers; how, when and to whom the Seereer address their prayer to; the Seereer pangool (saints and/or ancestral spirits); ndut classical teachings (a rite of passage); how to advance Seereer religion (A ƭat Roog), stop it from dying out and becoming lost to history; and Seereer continuity (a controversial point brought up at the end by Mamadou Fall which created much disagreement among the panel).  

Radio programme : O nguim in win ball (formerly The Seereer Religion and Culture Show)

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Thursday, 18th January 2018

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). 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

Our special tribute to Professor Issa Laye Thiaw : 1943 - 10th September 2017 (broadcast on 11th September 2017)

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It is with great regret that the Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) and Seereer Radio find themselves having to announce the passing of our colleague and old friend Professor Issa Laye Thiaw. Professor Issa Laye Thiaw, also known as Mbañik Caw (his Seereer name, Thiaw is spelled Caw in Seereer) was a brilliant historian and author, and a very proud Seereer and African. A true guardian of Seereer tradition, religion, culture and ethics. He was a gifted and wise man who was always generous with his knowledge and time. The Seereer Community, the Senegambian community, and Africa have lost a great man. 

Following the passing of our colleague and uncle - Professor Issa Laye Thiaw on Sunday, 10th September 2017 in Senegal, The Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio teams as well as Radio Ndef Leng Diourbel 96.4 FM came together to pay a special tribute to Professor Issa Laye Thiaw.  This two hour tribute replaced the regular  Open Mike programme usually presented by Mamadou Fall. Folloiwng his passing, The Seereer Centre, Seereer Radio, Seereer Heritage Press and their teams issued a joint tribute published on Seereer Radio's website. You can read the full tribute by visiing this link if you are using a computer or visiting this website (www.seereerpodcast.org). Alternatively,  you can  check the  website links below or visit Seereer Radio's website (Schedule --> Presenters --> Obituary of Issa Laye Thiaw).

Professor Issa Laye Thiaw was not just a proud member of the SRC and Seereer Radio, but a family. We the Seereer and Senegambian community owe it to this great man to help support his works and family by buying his book La femme Seereer which is filled with great information as anyone who have read the book can attest to. We hope when the time comes for us to ask for the community's support in bringing to life the SRCTIW (The Seereer Resource Centre and The Temple of Initiated Women) project, the Seereer community, other Senegambians, Africans and those from the Diaspora will rally behind us and help us preserve the legacy of this man. For those who knew him, this project has been one of his best wishes that he wanted to give to the Seereer, Senegambian, African and those the Diaspora who were separated from their motherland due to the horrible history of slavery. It is sad that he will not be here to witness the completion of this project, but we can unite and ensure that one of his greatest wishes comes to fruition. 

The Seereer Resource Centre, Seereer Radio, Seereer Heritage Press,  Tamsier JoofDemba SeneMamadou FallDimlé Sène and all team members of the SRC and Seereer Radio would like to offer their heartfelt and sincere condolences to his family and friends. This is a huge lost as expressed by colleagues.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Monday, 11th September 2017

Presenters : Tamsier Joof (main presenter), Doudou Diouf, Moussoukoro Sidibé, Mamadou Fall,  Ndef Leng FM Diourbel 96.4FM (Diokel Ngom and Aly Sene), Laity Sene

Source language(s) : Seereer and Wolof

Subjects covered : . This is a special tribute to our colleague, friend and uncle Professor Issa Laye Thiaw who passed away on Sunday, 10th September 2017 in Senegal. This tribute was brought to you by The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC), Seereer Radio, Radio Ndef Leng (Diourbel) and their respective teams. 

Radio programme : Open Mike (change of programme): Special tribute to Professor Issa Laye Thiaw

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Monday, 11th September 2017 (22:00 - 00:00)

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : As you can hear Tamsier Joof say on this audio, our old colleague Demba Sene was on standby to join the show but due to Senegal's internet connection issues, he sadly couldin't joint. Demba Sene wll be paying a special tribute on Seereer Radio and once broadcast, we will upload it on this podcast website. Stay tuned. We would also like to apologise for the noisy background. You can listen to all the interviews we did with Professor Issa Laye Thiaw by visiting the link below or scrolling down to our list of categories and selecting "Professor Issa Laye Thiaw."

Interviews with Prof Thiaw: http://www.seereerpodcast.org/category/professor-issa-laye-thiaw/ 

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

Websites :

Special tribute to Professor Issa Laye Thiaw : http://www.seereerradio.com/obituary-of-issa-laye-thiaw 

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

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Ndef Leng FM Diourbel (96.4 FM) : http://www.seereerradio.com/radio-ndef-leng-diourbel 

Radio Ndef Leng 96.4 FM (Diourbel) : Cossan Seerer par Wali Fay Sambé

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Show : Cossan Seerer par Wali Fay Sambé

Radio : Ndef Leng FM 96.4 (Diourbel)

Langue : Seereer

Information : Le Centre de ressources seereer « The Seereer Resourcce Centre » et Seereer Radio travaillent en collaboration avec Ndef Leng FM pour préserver l'héritage du peuple Seereer.

Site web de Ndef Leng FM :  http://www.seereerradio.com/radio-ndef-leng-diourbel

 

 

Open Mike : Prejudice against Seereer religion (A ƭat Roog) and other Traditional African religions in Senegambia and other parts of Africa (Wednesday, 8th February 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 asks whether Seereer religion (A ƭat Roog) and other Traditional African religions are the object of scorn and prejudice in the Senegambia region and other parts of Africa, especially where people mostly follow the Abrahamic religions of Islam and Christianity?

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Wednesday, 8th February 2017

Presenter : Tamsier Joof,

Source language(s) : Wolof 

Subjects covered : On this show, Tamsier Joof asks whether Seereer religion (A ƭat Roog) and other Traditional African religions are the object of scorn and prejudice in the Senegambia region and other parts of Africa, especially where people mostly follow the Abrahamic religions of Islam and Christianity? Are Africans really prejudicial to the traditional religions of their ancestors? Who made them this way? Why? Is it hypocritical considering that African civilisations/culture and history has deep roots to Traditional African religions? 

Radio programme : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Wednesday, 8th February 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

Tamsier Joof breaking the news that the rebel Yayah Jammeh has finally agreed to step down (Saturday, 21st January 2017)

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During a repeat programme of the exclusive interview we did with Saltigi Biram Puuy (part 1) - see Saltigi Biram Puuy's category (a reschedule of Seereer Music Through The Night), Tamsier Joof interrupted the night broadcast to announce that former Gambian President Yayah Jammeh has finally agreed to step down. In this audio, we include Tamsier's introduction and Yayah Jammeh's speech.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 21st January 2017

Presenter : Tamsier Joof 

Speakers : Tamsier Joof and Yayah Jammeh 

Source language(s) : Wolof and English

Subjects covered : On this special broadcast, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene, Mamadou Fall and Gambian reporter Baba Ceesay to discuss 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 asked for his plane from Mali to Gambia be diverted to Senegal for his own safety. 

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 21st January 2017

Medium : Audio recording

Subjects covered : Yayah Jammeh's concession speech.

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). You can download a transcript of this audio from the Seereer Resource Centre's website www.seereer.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 

Open Mike Special : The rebel Yayah Jammeh still occupying State House illegally, and President Adama Barrow still in Senegal hoping for a safe return to The Gambia (Friday, 20th 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, Mamadou Fall and Gambian reporter Baba Ceesay to discuss 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. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Friday, 20th January 2017

Presenter : Tamsier Joof, Laity Sene, Mamadou Fall and Baba Ceesay 

Source language(s) : Seereer, Wolof and English

Subjects covered : On this special broadcast, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene, Mamadou Fall and Gambian reporter Baba Ceesay to discuss 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 asked for his plane from Mali to Gambia be diverted to Senegal for his own safety. 

Radio program : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Friday, 20th 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

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

Cosaan Seereer : The Opposition political march in Senegal (broadcast on 15th October 2016)

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This show is a reprogramming of our regular Cosaan Seereer show which broadcast every Saturday from 14:00 pm (GMT). On this day, we were due to have the famous Senegalese drummer Omar Thiam on the show but had to cancel that interview when we found out that Omar Thiam's younger brother was one of those injured in the Friday, 14th October 2016 political march organised by the Senegalese Opposition. We wish Omar's brother and all those injured a speedy recover, and would like to assure our listeners that we will try and get Omar Thiam another day. 
 
Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 15th October 2016

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

Source language(s) : Seereer, Wolof and English

Subjects covered : Senegambian politics : The Senegalese Opposition's organised march against Macky Sall's government which took place on Friday, 14th October 2016 culminating in several injuries. The Cosaan Seereer team also discusses the implication of this Senegalese unrest in terms of the upcoming general election in the Gambia.

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 15th October 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). 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