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Jeetaay : Presented by Tamsier Joof (Thursday, 21 February 2019)

Jeetaay is an informal phone-in, e-mail or text-in talk show where you contact the studio and chat with the presenter about anything and everything.  However, for the next few months (as from January 2019), we will be giving a new twist to this show. For the next few months, Seereer Radio's presenters will be bringing up topics on Seereer Radio Presenters' WhatsApp group chat to be discussed each week by all our presenters and special guests.

Our presenters rotate each week and take the role of main presenter. The main presenter will then bring up topics to be discussed by his/her co-presenters. Discussions closes by 15:00 GMT every Wednesday. These audio messages are then edited and broadcast on Seereer Radio every Thursday night at 21:00 GMT. The entire show is by WhatsApp - 100%. There will be little editing prior to broadcasting on Seereer Radio because we want to keep the raw and authentic feel of a typical WhatsApp group chat. We are currently experimenting with some of our shows using WhatsApp. We are one of the first Senegambian radio stations (online or frequency) to use this format -100%. WhatsApp is one of the major messaging services used by most Senegambians. We will be utilising this format once a week for the next couple of months mixed with our usual live broadcast format. 

This Jeetaay Show is Seereer Radio's 4th 100% WhatsApp show. It was recorded from 17th to 19th February 2019 and broadcast on Seereer Radio on Thursday, 21st February 2019 at 21:00 GMT. 

The main presenter was Tamsier Joof. On this show, Tamsier wanted to discuss the self-hatred of some African Muslims particularly in Senegal - who fake their genealogy by proclaiming to be descended from Arabs in order to get closer to the Islamic prophet Muhammad (what some scholars describe as Islamic legitimacy), and/or give false accounts about the origin of their surnames by claiming that their surnames are Arabic in origin despite it being African. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Thursday, 21st  February 2019

Main Presenter :  Tamsier Joof

Panel : Doudou DioufMamadou FallLaye Khan Jallow (LKJ), Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)Arfang Bobb, Sulayman Ndong

Editor : Tamsier Joof

Source language(s) : Wolof and Seereer

Subjects covered : The main presenter was Tamsier Joof. On this show, Tamsier wanted to discuss the self-hatred of some African Muslims particularly in Senegal - who fake their genealogy by proclaiming to be descended from Arabs in order to get closer to the Islamic prophet Muhammad (what some scholars describe as Islamic legitimacy), and/or give false accounts about the origin of their surnames by claiming that their surnames are Arabic in origin despite it being African. 

Radio programme : Jeetaay

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 17th to 19th 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 is by WhatsApp - 100%. There is little editing prior to broadcasting on Seereer Radio because we want to keep the raw and authentic feel of a typical WhatsApp group chat. Therefore, there is bound to be lack of flow in some audios, and background noise in others. Our apologies. Note that this show is very controversial. If you are easily offended, please do not listen. Also note that this show is just under 6 hours. 

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

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

Jeetaay : Presented by Demba Sene (Thursday, 7th February 2019). Dedicated to Saltigi Biram Pouye. RIP

Dedicated to the memory of Saltigi Biram Pouye of Sanghe, Jooɓaas, Senegal

This Jeetaay Show is dedicated to the memory of our late colleague, uncle, granddad and mentor - Saltigi Biram Pouye (Saltigi Biram Puuy) of Sanghe, Jooɓaas, Senegal -, who sadly passed away during the recording of this show - 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. All his audio interviews can be found here. A video interview we did 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 by clicking this link. If you missed the live tribute broadcast on Seereer Radio on 9th February 2019, you can listen to it again here.

This show

Jeetaay is an informal phone-in, e-mail or text-in talk show where you contact the studio and chat with the presenter about anything and everything.  However, for the next few months (as from January 2019), we will be giving a new twist to this show. For the next few months, Seereer Radio's presenters will be bringing up topics on Seereer Radio Presenters' WhatsApp group chat to be discussed each week by all our presenters and special guests.

Our presenters rotate each week and take the role of main presenter. The main presenter will then bring up topics to be discussed by his/her co-presenters. Discussions closes by 15:00 GMT every Wednesday. These audio messages are then edited and broadcast on Seereer Radio every Thursday night at 21:00 GMT. The entire show is by WhatsApp - 100%. There will be little editing prior to broadcasting on Seereer Radio because we want to keep the raw and authentic feel of a typical WhatsApp group chat. We are currently experimenting with some of our shows using WhatsApp. We are one of the first Senegambian radio stations (online or frequency) to use this format -100%. WhatsApp is one of the major messaging services used by most Senegambians. We will be utilising this format once a week for the next couple of months mixed with our usual live broadcast format. 

This Jeetaay Show is Seereer Radio's second 100% WhatsApp and our longest show (over 6 hours). It was recorded from 2nd to 6th February 2019 and broadcast on Seereer Radio on Thursday, 7th February 2019 at 21:00 GMT. Our special guests this week are the renown Senegalese recording artist Simon Sene, Seereer high priest Saltigi Cheikh Ndiaye, Sulayman Ndong of Star FM (Gambia), Arfang Bobb of O'Fok Serer (Gambia) and Senegalese journalist and radio and TV broadcaster Macaire Nidaye (DJ Mac). We are pleased to announced that DJ Mac has now joined the Seereer Radio team.  You can listen to him on Seereer Radio every Saturday from 16:00 to 18:00 GMT on Kirinene Ngueel (16:00  - 17:00, in Seereer) and Setsima  (17:00 - 18:00, in Wolof). The Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio teams would like to offer a warm welcome to DJ Mac and wish him great success with his shows.

During the second half of the show, you will hear Tamsier Joof relaying to the team that our old colleague Saltigi Biram Pouye passed away. The introduction by Tamsier was a later addition following the terrible news that Saltigi Pouye has passed over to the spirit world.  The intro was modified in order to reflect this news. The Seereer Radio team will be broadcasting a live tribute in honour of Saltigi Pouye on Saturday, 9th February 2019 at 20:00 GMT. 

The main presenter for this show is Demba Sene. On this show, Demba wanted to discuss the land ownership issues in Senegal and how this has impacted greatly on the Seereer community - many of whom have lost their land.  

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Thursday, 7th February 2019

Main Presenter :  Demba Sene

Panel : Tamsier Joof, Doudou Diouf, Mamadou FallMoussoukoro Sidibé, Laye Khan Jallow (LKJ), Laity SeneDiokel Ngom, Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac), Simon Sene, Saltigi Cheikh Ndiaye, Sulayman Ndong and Arfang Bobb

Editor : Tamsier Joof

Source language(s) : Wolof and Seereer

Subjects covered : On this show, Demba wanted to discuss the land ownership issues in Senegal and how this has impacted greatly on the Seereer community - many of whom have lost their land.

Radio programme : Jeetaay

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording :  2nd to 6th 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 is by WhatsApp - 100%. There is little editing prior to broadcasting on Seereer Radio because we want to keep the raw and authentic feel of a typical WhatsApp group chat. Therefore, there is bound to be lack of flow in some audios, and background noise in others. Our apologies. 

This Jeetaay Show is Seereer Radio's second 100% WhatsApp and our longest show (over 6 hours). During the second half of the show, you will hear Tamsier Joof relaying to the team that our old colleague Saltigi Biram Pouye passed away. The introduction by Tamsier was a later addition following the terrible news that Saltigi Pouye has passed over to the spirit world. The intro was modified in order to reflect this news. The Seereer Radio team will be broadcasting a live tribute in honour of Saltigi Pouye on Saturday, 9th February 2019 at 20:00 GMT.

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

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

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, especially 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.

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/ 

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

Seereer Radio - https://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. Following 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 visiting 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 from 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 DioufMoussoukoro 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 couldn't joint. Demba Sene will 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/ 

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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 

Cosaan Seereer : Exclusive interview with Babou Ngom (Saturday, 8th October 2016) - LIVE

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Listen again to our live interview with a living Seereer legend, the great Babou Ngom, Senegalese master drummer. This show was first broadcast on Saturday, 8th October 2016 on the Cosaan Seereer show. A big thanks to Babou Ngom for giving us great Seereer music over the past decades. It was a pleasure to have him on the show and listen to this great man speak about Seereer music and how it influences Senegambian music and much more. Thanks also to our new colleague and family Laity Sene for the great work he does in preserving Seereer cultural heritage and for bringing this long awaited interview to fruition. Thanks also to Le Regal Restaurant in Ouakam, Senegal, and of course Ablaye Ndiaye (pastry man) and Lamine Ly (manager). 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 8th October 2016

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

Interviewee : Babou Ngom, 

Source language(s) : Seereer, Wolof and English

Subjects covered : Babou Ngom's career; Seereer culture : Music, Njuup, Rhythm, Drums, Dances, Chants, Ndut; Seereer history : Maad a Sinig, Maad a Saluum;  Seereer religion: Saltigue

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 8th October 2016

Location of interviewee : Le Regal Restaurant in Ouakam, 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


Le Regal Restaurant, Ouarkam, Senegal - Facebook