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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

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 

Open Mike Special : Seereer Radio marks its first anniversary (5th 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. On this special show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Moussoukoro Sidibé, Laity Sene and Khady Basse (commonly known as Kambul) to celebrate Seereer Radio's first anniversary. Yes! Seereer Radio is 1 year old today. Although founded on 16th November 2015, it was officially launched on 5th January 2016. Join us as we celebrate our first anniversary - looking back at our journey from our first broadcast to the present. Expect lots of laughter and outtakes. 

Obituary of Fatou Gueye

Towards the end of this show, the celebratory mood changed when we found out that the legendary Fatou Gueye has passed away. Laity Sene, who was co-presenting this show was called during the live broadcast to be told that Fatou has passed away. Instead of telling his co-presenters, he handed over to his wife to join us on the broadcast as he went straight to the house of Fatou Gueye, but before leaving told his wife Hawa not to tell the Seereer Radio team until the end of the show so not to spoil celebratory mood. Hawa kept to her promise and didn't tell the co-presenters about the sad news until towards the end of the show. The passing of Fatou Gueye was broadcast live on Seereer Radio to everyone's shock and disbelief. With regret, this sad news was first broken on Seereer Radio. On Friday, 6th January 2017 at 14:24, the Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) and Seereer Radio issued a joint tribute about the sad passing of Fatou Gueye on their Facebook pages. See below:

"The Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio  are sad to announce the passing of the legendary Fatou Gueye, who sadly passed away yesterday. The sad news was broken live on Seereer Radio's first anniversary special programme last night.

Fatou Gueye was a brilliant artist who worked deligently over the years to preserve and promote Seereer and Senegambian cultural heritage and identity. She was a highly talented artist with a long career especially within the Nguel. Only about a month ago, Seereer Radio's Cosaan Seereer team were planning to have her on the Cosaan Seereer Show, and arrangements were being made to accommodate that.

The Seereer and Senegambian community have lost a great artist and a wonderful human being. The SRC and Seereer Radio teams would like to offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. May her beautiful soul rest in perfect peace.

Goliŋ."

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Thursday, 5th January 2017

Presenter : Tamsier Joof, Moussoukoro SidibéLaity Sene and  Khady Basse

Source language(s) : Seereer, Wolof and English

Subjects covered : The On this special show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Moussoukoro Sidibé, Laity Sene and Khady Basse to celebrate Seereer Radio's first anniversary. Join us as we celebrate our first anniversary - looking back at our journey from our first broadcast to the present. Expect lots of laughter and outtakes. Towards the end of the show, Hawa, wife of Laity Sene broke the sad news that Fatou Gueye has passed away.

Radio program : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Thursday, 5th 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 : 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

Cosaan Seereer : Exclusive interview with Marie Ngoné Ndione (LIVE) - Saturday, 10th September 2016

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Listen again to our live interview with the diva Marie Ngoné Ndione. This show was first broadcast on Saturday, 10th September 2016 on the Cosaan Seereer show. Thanks to everyone who called and sent their messages, and a big thanks to Marie Ngoné Ndione for giving us great Seereer music and dance for nearly 40 years. 
Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 10th September 2016

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

Interviewee : Marie Ngoné Ndione 

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

Subjects covered : Marie Ngoné Ndione's career, Seereer culture, history and socio-economic issues affecting Seereer people.

Radio programme : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 10th September 2016

Location of interviewee : Dakar, 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. Image courtesy of "I love Senegal" (website: www.ilovesenegal.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

Cosaan Seereer : Exclusive interview with Ibou Sene (Saturday, 27th August 2016)

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Listen again to our live interview with the Senegalese personality - Ibou Sene (Director of Centre Culturel Régional de Fatick and Deputy/Assistant Director of Centre National Cinématographique (CNC) (Sénégal)). This show was first broadcast on Saturday, 27th August 2016 on the Cosaan Seereer show. Thanks to everyone who sent their messages and a big thanks to Ibou Sene for the wonderful work he does in preserving Seereer cultural heritage especially in the Siin - Saluum area.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 27th August 2016

Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene and  Moussoukoro Sidibé

Interviewee : Ibou Sene

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

Subjects covered : Ibou Sene's career, Seereer culture, history, religion and politics.

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 27th August 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). 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 Babacar Diouf - LIVE- (Saturday, 2nd July 2016)

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Listen again to our live interview with the Senegalese personality - Babacar Diouf (Secretary General of Ndef Leng, Director of Ndef Leng FM, President of Réseau des Acteurs Culturels du Sénégal and Secretary General of Observatoire de la Diversitéb). This show was first broadcast on Saturday, 2nd July 2016 on the Cosaan Seereer show. Thanks to everyone who sent their messages and a big thanks to Babacar Diouf for the wonderful work he does in preserving Seereer cultural heritage.

On this show, we also welcome our new co-presenter - Moussou. Moussou will be presenting other shows in the not too distant future, so check out Seereer Radio's schedule page for updates. If you want to be a presenter on Seereer Radio, visit their careers page (website details below). Our sincere apologies for the background noise. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 2nd July 2016 

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

Interviewee : Babacar Diouf

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

Subjects covered : Babacar Diouf's career, Seereer culture, Seereer history and politics.

Radio programme : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 2nd July 2016

Location of interviewee : 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