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Setsima : Interview with Saltigi Miñaan (Saltigi Fans Club Miñaan) - Saturday, 23 February 2019

Setsima is a new weekly chat show presented by DJ Mac (Macaire Ndiaye). Each week, DJ Mac invites a new Seereer/Senegambian personality to chat about their life and work (similar to our old Cosaan Seereer programme). This show - which is broadcast in Wolof goes out every Saturday from 17:00 to 18:00 GMT. The Seereer version of this show is Kirinene Ngueelne - which is broadcast every Saturday from 16:00 to 17:00 GMT and presented by DJ Mac. Setsima follows the same format as Kirinene Ngueelne but in Wolof. DJ Mac can also be heard on Jeetaay which now goes out every Thursday from 21:00 GMT. 

On this show, DJ Mac chats with the Seereer saltigi (high priest) - Saltigi Miñaan and his fan club about his life and work.   The show is broadcast in Wolof. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 23 February 2019

Presenter : Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)

Guest : Saltigi Miñaan 

Thanks : DJ Mac; Saltigi Miñaan; Mohammed Ndour; Abdoulaye Diouf; Abdoulaye Dieng; Alioune Sene; Babou Diack; Blais Sene; Adama Diouf; Malick Guey;  

Source language(s) : Wolof

Subjects covered :

On this show, DJ Mac chats with the Seereer saltigi (high priest) - Saltigi Miñaan and his fans club about his life and work.  The show is broadcast in Wolof. 

Radio programme : Setsima 

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 22nd  February 2019

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) - https://www.seereer.org/ 

Seereer Radio - https://www.seereerradio.com/ 

Kirinene Ngueelne : Interview with Saltigi Miñaan (Saltigi Fans Club Miñaan) - Saturday, 23 February 2019

Kirinene Ngueelne is a new weekly chat show presented by DJ Mac (Macaire Ndiaye). Each week, DJ Mac invites a new Seereer/Senegambian personality to chat about their life and work (similar to our old Cosaan Seereer programme). This show - which is broadcast in Seereer goes out every Saturday from 16:00 to 17:00 GMT. You can also listen to DJ Mac on Setsima which goes out every Saturday from 17:00 - 18:00 GMT - right after Kirinene Ngueelne. Setsima is broadcast in Wolof and follows the same format as Kirinene Ngueelne. DJ Mac can also be heard on Jeetaay which now goes out every Thursday from 21:00 GMT. 

On this show, DJ Mac chats with the Seereer saltigi (high priest) - Saltigi Miñaan and his fans club about his life and work.  This show is broadcast in Seereer (Seex (pronounced Seeh)).

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 23 February 2019

Presenter : Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac) 

Guest : Saltigi Miñaan

Thanks : DJ Mac; Saltigi Miñaan; Mohammed Ndour; Abdoulaye Diouf; Abdoulaye Dieng; Alioune Sene; Babou Diack; Blais Sene; Adama Diouf; Malick Guey;  

Source language(s) : Seereer

Subjects covered : On this show, DJ Mac chats with the Seereer saltigi (high priest) - Saltigi Miñaan and his fans club about his life and work.  The show is broadcast in Seereer. 

Radio programme : Kirinene Ngueelne

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 22nd February 2019

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) - https://www.seereer.org/ 

Seereer Radio - https://www.seereerradio.com/ 

Special tribute to the late Saltigi Biram Pouye by Sulayman Ndong of Star FM 96.6 (Gambia) and Alhaji Omar Sain (10 February 2019)

As a follow up to our special tribute to the late Saltigi Biram Pouye (see link below), Sulayman Ndong of Star FM 96.6 (Gambia) invited Alhaji Omar Sain of Fass on his radio show and paid a special tribute to the late Saltigi Pouye. This tribute was broadcast live on Sulayman's show on Sunday, 10th February 2019 from 19:00 - 20:00. The show is in Seereer (Seex, pronounced Seeh).

This tribute was first broadcast on Seereer Radio on Tuesday, 12th February 2019.

Our special tribute: http://www.seereerpodcast.org/e/cosaan-seereerspecialtribute-tothelatesaltigi-biram-pouye16thseptember19402nd-february-2019-riplivebroadcaston-seereerradio-saturday-9th-february2019/)

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Tuesday, 12th February 2019 

Main Presenter :  Sulayman Ndong

Special guest : Alhaji Omar Sain (of Fass, Gambia)

Source language(s) : Seereer

Subjects covered : On this show, Sulayman Ndong of Star FM 96.6 (Gambia) invited the notable figure Alhaji Omar Sain - who traveled from Fass to attend the interview at Star FM's studio in Serekunda in order to pay tribute to late Saltigi Biram Pouye (or Saltigi Biram Puuy) of Sanghe, Jooɓaas, Senegal -, who sadly passed away on Saturday, 2nd February 2019. This show was broadcast on Sunday, 10th February 2019 from 19:00 - 20:00 (on Sulayman's weekly slot on Star FM). A full tribute by the Seereer Resource Centre, Seereer Radio, Seereer Heritage Press and their respective teams have been published on the Seereer Radio website. You can read it here (https://www.seereerradio.com/obituary-of-biram-pouye).

Radio programme : Sulayman Ndong's Sunday show (19:00 - 20:00)

Radio station : Star FM 96.6 (Gambia)

Owner : Sulayman Ndong, Star FM 96.6 (Gambia) & The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Sunday, 10th February 2019 

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded by Sulayman Ndong of Star FM 96.6 (Gambia) during his live show on Sunday, 10th February 2019 (from 19:00 - 20:00). Permission to broadcast was granted to Seereer Radio  (the Seereer Resource Centre's 24 hour stream radio station), and retention and preservation by the SRC Collection - a Seereer Resource Centre project which documents and preserve Seereer history, culture  and tradition. The entire show was recorded live. We would like to apologise for the quality of the recording. The Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio have edited it as good as it can get so that at least it is audible - especially Alhaji Omar's voice. Our apologies.

Our special thanks to Sulayman Ndong, Alhaji Omar Sain and Star FM 96.6 (Gambia) for this audio. 

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) - https://www.seereer.org/ 

Seereer Radio - https://www.seereerradio.com/ 

Star FM 96.6 (Gambia) - https://www.starfmgambia.com/ 

Cosaan Seereer : Special tribute to the late Saltigi Biram Pouye (16th September 1940 - 2nd February 2019. R.I.P. Live broadcast on Seereer Radio (Saturday, 9th February 2019)

In memory of Saltigi Biram Pouye of Sanghe, Jooɓaas, Senegal. R.I.P

born. 16th September 1940 (Sanghe, Jooɓaas, Senegal) 
died. 2nd February 2019 (Sanghe, Jooɓaas, Senegal)
buried. 3rd February 2019 (Sanghe, Jooɓaas, Senegal)
 
The late Saltigi Biriam Pouye (16 Sep 1940 to 2 Feb 2019). R.I.P

This Cosaan Seereer Show is a special tribute to our late colleague, uncle, granddad and mentor - Saltigi Biram Pouye (or Saltigi Biram Puuy) of Sanghe, Jooɓaas, Senegal -, who sadly passed away on Saturday, 2nd February 2019.

Saltigi Pouye was highly loved and respected by the Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio teams. He had appeared on Seereer Radio on several occasions enlightening us with his wisdom and knowledge. All his audio interviews can be found here. A video interview we conducted with him in 2015 can be found on our YouTube Channel. The Seereer Resource Centre, Seereer Radio, Seereer Heritage Press and their respective teams would like to offer their heartfelt and sincere condolences to his family and friends, as well as to our teams, who regarded him as a member of the family. May his soul rest in perfect peace.  Goliŋ!

A full tribute by the Seereer Resource Centre, Seereer Radio, Seereer Heritage Press and their respective teams have been published on the Seereer Radio website. You can read it here.

On this special live show broadcast on Saturday, 9th February 2019 (exactly one week following his passing), Tamsier Joof and his colleagues Doudou Diouf, Dimlé Sène and Diokel Laba Ngom pay a special tribute to the late Saltigi Pouye (Borom Jooɓaas).

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 9th February 2019 at 20:00

Main Presenter :  Tamsier Joof

Co-presenters : Doudou Diouf, Dimlé Sène (née: Lance Warren Johnson) and Diokel Laba Ngom

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

Subjects covered : On this show, the Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio team pays a special tribute to our late colleague, uncle, granddad and mentor - Saltigi Biram Pouye (or Saltigi Biram Puuy) of Sanghe, Jooɓaas, Senegal -, who sadly passed away on Saturday, 2nd February 2019. This show was broadcast on Saturday, 9th February 2019 at 20:00 - exactly one week following his passing. A full tribute by the Seereer Resource Centre, Seereer Radio, Seereer Heritage Press and their respective teams have been published on the Seereer Radio website. You can read it here.

Radio programme : The Cosaan Seereer Show

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 9th February 2019 

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). The entire show was recorded live. We would like to apologise for the background noise. All the presenters who participated in this tribute were calling from different countries such as the UK, USA, Italy and Senegal. The conference call was done via Skype, and as with such technology especially when calling from different parts of the world, there is bound to be some technical problems. We would also like to apologise for the background noise emanating from one of the co-presenters who was in transit during the recording of this show. 

During the recording of our previous Jeetaay Show, the news reached us that our colleague Saltigi Biram Pouye passed away. The news was delivered to the team by Tamsier Joof. Following that sad news, the introduction and ending of that show was modified and the show dedicated to the late Saltigi Pouye. You can listen to that show (which is 6 hours long - our longest show ever) by clicking here. Read the podcast notes. 

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 : Xoy Special (2016) - Part 2 : Saturday, 25th June 2016

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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). 

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 : Xoy Special (2016) - Part 1 : Saturday, 18th June 2016

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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 1 of the coverage of the Xoy - first broadcast on the Cosaan Seereer show on Saturday, 18th June 2016. Internet connection in Gambia was poor hence why Cosaan Seereer show was cancelled on 11th June 2016 whilst Tamsier was in the Gambia. Following his return back to London, the show was broadcast on 18th June. The audio coverage of the Xoy is rather lengthy. Part 2 is scheduled for Saturday, 25th June 2016. As stated in this audio, the first part is a panel discussion held at Hotel Mindiss in Fatick attended by Dr. Erick Gbodossou (President of Prometra International (Senegal)), Amat Diop (President of CEMETRA), other members of the medical profession and the Senegalese media. The discussion was mainly about the effectiveness of traditional African medicine in curing illnesses. Some Seereer high priests (Saltigi)  also provide traditional Seereer medicine.  After the panel discussion, Tamsier, Demba and the panelists headed to MALANGO on that same night for the Xoy ceremony where the Seereer priestly class gather 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, 18th June 2016

Reporters: Tamsier Joof and Demba Sene

Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene and Mamadou Fall 

Main speakers: Panel discussion: Dr. Erick Gbodossou and Amat Diop; Saltigi at MALANGO: Saltigi Ebrima Ndong; Saltigi Coumba Ndoffène Diouf; Saltigi Musa Tine; Saltigi Ousman Diouf; Saltigi Chombey Ndiaye (Ndiaye Ndiaye Fatick) and Saltigi Juma Thiaré. Wolof translator: Ablie Bop.

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). 

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 : 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). 

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment here. 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

Seereer Radio  Skype : seereerradio

Cosaan Seereer : Exclusive interview with Arona Puuy and Salieu Seck : Koffki Shrine of Bandia by The Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio

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In December 2015, the Seereer Resource Centre in collaboration with our radio station (Seereer Radio) sent its research team to several parts of Seereer country to interview some notable and knowledgeable Seereer elders, historians / scholars on matters relating to Seereer religion, history and culture, so that we can document and preserve this before it is too late. This team was headed by Tamsier Joof and Demba Sene.

This is the interview they conducted with Arona Puuy and Salieu Seck at Bandia in Joobaas, Senegal, regarding the historical Koffki shrine at Bandia. The Koffki was a sacred place of judgment and protection used by the Seereer, particularly the Saafi. It is a grove where libations were offered. It was, and is still headed by the Leemu matriclan. One of the powerful Saafi matriclans

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 12th March 2016

Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene and Mamadou Fall

Interviewers : Tamsier Joof and Demba Sene

Interviewees :  Arona Puuy and Salieu Secka 

Other panel members : Njaga Gaye, Momodou Secka and Assane Sene

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

Subjects covered : History of Bandia, the Koffki shrine and Joonjoon; Etymology of Bandia, Koffki and Joonjoon; Yagap Mam; The three original Saafi matriclans, their meaning, etymology and origins (Leemu, Yandol and Laha matriclans) -, and a derived matriclan e.g. Yookaam; Other shrines in Bandia.

Radio programme : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 17th December 2015

Location : The compound of Arona Puuy and Salieu Secka in Bandia, Joobaas, 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). The research team was headed by Tamsier Joof (founder of the SRC and Seereer Radio) and Demba Sene. 

Note : There is a lot of controversy about this audio interview. Some ultra Seereer traditionalists believe that since some members of the Leemu matriclan have converted to Islam in recent times, especially the one leading this site, they should no longer head this Seereer sacred site. They believe that only those who adhere to the tenets of Seereer religion (a ƭat Roog) in its ultra-orthodox form should head this site, and the Leemu should pass it on to another family that follows the Ultra-Orthodox Seereer religious faith. They argue that the pouring of wine and invocation of Roog Seen or Kooh Seen (the Supreme Deity) were necessary parts of the ancient libation rituals. Since Islam forbids this and the man leading the site is estopped from doing so as a result of his newly found religion (Islam), he and his family (the Leemu clan) should be barred from leading this site. What do you think? You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Please also note that there was no Cosaan Seereer programme on Saturday 5th March 2016. Tamsier Joof and Demba Sene were in The Gambia on that date and were hoping to make the first ever joint broadcast on African soil rather than the usual where Tamsier broadcast from London and Demba joins him live on the phone from Senegal. Unfortunately the show had to be postponed because of The Gambia's poor internet connection. This show was actually the show they should have presented on that date. Seereer Radio would like to apologies to all its listeners who were looking forward to listen to the show on 5th March 2016. 

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 : Exclusive interview with the late Alhaji Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof (aka : Cham Joof) by the Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio

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Tamsier Joof, founder of the Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio has been documenting Seereer and Senegambian history for the past few decades. This is the interview he conducted with his uncle the late Alhaji Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof more commonly known as Cham Joof, the highly acclaimed Gambian historian, author, politician, broadcaster and trade unionist who passed away on 2nd April 2011.   This audio is a collage of interviews Tamsier conducted with his late uncle over the years. The earliest recording for this particular audio is 2008.

 

Tamsier dedicated  this show to Alhaji Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof. The show was co-presented with Demba Sene.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 13th February 2016

Presenters : Tamsier Joof and Demba Sene

Interviewee : Alhaji Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof (aka: Cham Joof)

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

Subjects covered : Political life of Cham Joof, Trade unionist life of Cham Joof, Meaning of Geweel (griot), History of Wally Nyang and Kotcha Joof,Brave Women at the Battle of Kansala, History of Sa lolly Jabou, The Great Boukary Ngoneh Juuf, The difference between Kal and Gamou,Tafsir Ebrima Samba and Tafsir Demba Jange, The Great Ibra Faye, (griot of King Abdou Njaay), The Joof family (The Nyang and Joof families, and the Seereer code of honour), genealogy and family history of Cham Joof.

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date(s) of recording : From 25th December 2008 to 24th January 2010 (this is a collage of interviews)

Location : The compound of Alhaji Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof in Bakau, The Gambia

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). The research team was headed by Tamsier Joof (founder ofthe SRC and Seereer Radio). Apologies for the poor quality of this audio and the background noise from other members of the household. The interviews were very old and the equipment used at the time was not as sophisticated as we have now. The structure of the interview was also less formal as you might have heard before, because Tamsier was interviewing his own paternal uncle so the formal interview structure you might have heard from Tamsier was not present here. Instead, the interview was informal and there was much laughter between Tamsier and his uncle. However, the recording is full of great content on Seereer and Senegambian history. In parts of the interview, Tamsier decided to give the microphone to Cham and allowed him to speak freely. 

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Information about Alhaji Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof : Alhaji Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof  (22 October 1924 – 2 April 2011), more commonly known as Cham Joof was a Gambian historian, politician,author, trade unionist, broadcaster, radio program director, scout master,Pan-Africanist, lecturer, columnist, activist and nationalist who fought diligently to ensure The Gambia and her people gain full independence from British colonial rule. He was one of the leading Gambian nationalists during the colonial era.

Cham Joof’s political inspirations came from  Rev. J. C Faye and Ibrahima Momodou Garba-Jahumpa. He was amember of the Gambia Democratic Party (GDP),  the first political party in The Gambia formed by Rev. J. C Faye in February 1951 at the then Information Bureau at Allen Street in Banjul. The GDP was previously known as the Gambia Congress Party. Cham Joof organised and led “The Bread and Butter Demonstration of 1959”, a political demonstration against British colonial rule. As a result of that demonstration he was arrested and imprisoned by the British colonial authorities along with his collaborators Crispin Grey Johnson and M. B. Jones. They were all indicted as "inciting the public to disobey the laws of the land." Their Gambian barrister - Bamba Saho represented them and the case was later dismissed. The old black and white picture above shows the scene during the Bread Butter Demonstration of 1959 in Banjul, The Gambia. You can see the much younger Cham Joof in a white shirt and hat holding a file. 

Cham Joof was one of the pioneers of the "Chossanie Senegambia" program, a collaborative radio show between Radio Senegal and Radio Gambia from 1973 where prominent Senegalese and Gambian historians and griots were interviewed in the local Senegambian languages about the history of Senegambia (i.e. Senegal and Gambia). Chossanie Senegambia (variation: Cosaanie Senegambia) simply means the history of Senegambia. The word "cosaan", a Saafi-Saafi word, is a generic term denoting history, culture or tradition or a combination of all three.Cosaan means origin or the beginning in Saafi-Saafi.

Many of Cham Joof’s manuscripts were unpublished but quoted by scholars who interacted with him. Here is a selection of some of his books:

 

  • The history of the Banjul Mosque

     

  • Getting to know The Gambia  

     

  • The root cause of the bread and butter demonstration

     

  • Banjul Daemba 1816-1999 Tagator

     

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Cosaan Seereer : Part 2 of 2 : Exclusive interview with Saltigi Biram Puuy (December 2015) by The Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio

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In December 2015, the Seereer Resource Centre in collaboration with our radio station (Seereer Radio) sent it's research team to several parts of Seereer country to interview some notable and knowledgeable Seereer elders, historians / scholars on matters relating to Seereer religion, history and culture, so that we can document and preserve this before it is too late. This team was headed by Tamsier Joof and Demba Sene.  

This is the second part of the interview they conducted with Saltigi Biram Puuy at his house in Joobaas, Senegal. This audio is in two parts. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Tuesday, 5th January 2016

Presenters : Tamsier Joof and Demba Sene

Interviewee : Saltigi Biram Puuy

Other panel members : Professor Issa Laye Thiaw; Momodou Secka and Njaga Gaye

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

Subjects covered : Seereer religion, Seereer history, Seereer traditional medicine and plants in Seereer medicine; Seereer cosmology; Seereer calendar; Seereer astronomy; Seereer cosmogony; wisdom of animals; values of saltigi (or saltigue); the devil; death in Seereer society; protection against evil; Seereer symbolism, signs / writing; initiation and rites of passage (ndut); canonization and sainthood.

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 15th December 2015

Location : Joobaas, 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). The research team was headed by Tamsier Joof (founder of the SRC and Seereer Radio) and Demba Sene.

Information about Saltigi Biram Puuy : 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 and adhere to the tenets of Seereer religion, both of which are fundamental for one to be deemed a "true saligi". 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 paranomal. 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