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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

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Websites :

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

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

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

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Open Mike is a no-holds-barred talk show where you, the listener sets the agenda. Call the show and talk about anything and everything. Callers are not screened. Want to talk about politics, economics, history, social issues affecting the Seereer people of Senegal, Gambia or Mauritania? Whatever it is, call in and make yourself heard. You can also call in to request a shoutout or dedicate a song to family and friends, or to yourself. Why not? You deserve it. On this show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene and Demba Sene to discuss the evil practice of slavery in Mauritania. Tamsier wants to know why has successive African governments, the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU)  failed to do anything to erradicate this old ghastly practice in Mauritania. 

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

Presenter : Tamsier Joof, Laity Sene and Demba Sene 

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

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

Radio programme : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Monday,  6th Feb 2017

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio  | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). This was a life broadcast and some our presenters where in Senegal where the internet connection kept cutting off. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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

Websites :

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

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

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.

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

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

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

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

Interviewee : Aida Mbaye 

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

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

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 5th November 2016

Location of interviewee : Pikine, Senegal

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). Our sincere apologies for the background noise and connection issues.

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

Websites :

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

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Cosaan Seereer : 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

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

Cosaan Seereer : Exclusive interview with Reug Reug (Omar Kane), Laity Sene and Mamadou Mbigane Sagne (1st October 2016)

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Listen again to our live interview with the Senegalese wrestler ("njom" in Seereer) Omar Kane commonly known as Reug Reug; njom promoter and new addition to the SRC and Seereer Radio team - Laity Sene; and former njom professional now turned promoter Mamadou Mbigane Sagne. This show was first broadcast on Saturday, 1st October 2016 on the Cosaan Seereer show. Thanks to everyone who called in and sent their messages, and a big thanks to Reug Reug, Laity Sene and Mamadou Mbigane Sagne. Apologies for the terrible internet connection. Our guests were in Senegal and the Senegalese connection was not good at all. Our sincere apologies. In this recording, Mamadou Mbigane narrates the history of Seereer njom.


Date of first broadcast on SeereerRadio : Saturday, 1st October 2016


Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Mamadou Fall and Laity Sene

Interviewees : Reug Reug and Mamadou Mbigane Sagne

Source language(s) : Seereer, Wolof and English

Subjects covered : Reug Reug's career; the history of Seereer njom and its accompanying rituals provided by Mamadou Mbigane Sagne. 

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 1st October 2016

Location of interviewee : Iris Hotel,Toubab Dialaw, Senegal

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). Our sincere apologies for the background noise and connection issues in Senegal. 

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