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Setsima : Exclusive interview with Samba Diaité and the Orchestre Jigeen Ñi band. Presented by DJ Mac (Saturday, 9th March 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 Senegalese cultural entrepreneur and music producer Samba Diaité - the brains and artistic director behinds Senegal's first all female music band and instrumentalists "Orchestre Jigeen Ñi."  DJ Mac also gets the opportunity to chat with the ladies of Orchestre Jigeen Ñi (some of whom the daughters of rather notable Senegalese artists) about their lives and work within the band. In the first section of this interview, Samba Diaité who is also the musical director and manager of the band discusses how he came to setup the band, and what inspired him to setup an all female band in conservative Senegal where previous roles such as drummer was reserved primary for men. The second part of the interview focused on the ladies where they gave us a rendition of their musical repertoire. The band was rehearsing in Dakar for an upcoming performance in Kaolack. The show is broadcast in Wolof and French. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 9th March 2019

Presenter : Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)

Special guest : Samba Diaité and Orchestre Jigeen Ñi (Ndey Cissé; Khady Dieng; Isatou Dieng; Mariama; Jube Diawara)

Thanks : DJ Mac; Samba Diaité and Orchestre Jigeen Ñi (Ndey Cissé; Khady Dieng; Isatou Dieng; Mariama; Jube Diawara)

Source language(s) : Wolof and French

Subjects covered :

On this show, DJ Mac chats with Senegalese cultural entrepreneur and music producer Samba Diaité - the brains and artistic director behinds Senegal's first all female music band and instrumentalists "Orchestre Jigeen Ñi."  DJ Mac also gets the opportunity to chat with the ladies of Orchestre Jigeen Ñi (some of whom the daughters of rather notable Senegalese artists) about their lives and work within the band. In the first section of this interview, Samba Diaité who is also the musical director and manager of the band discusses how he came to setup the band, and what inspired him to setup an all female band in conservative Senegal where previous roles such as drummer was reserved primary for men. The second part of the interview focused on the ladies where they gave us a rendition of their musical repertoire. The band was rehearsing in Dakar for an upcoming performance in Kaolack. The show is broadcast in Wolof and French. 

Radio programme : Setsima 

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 7th March 2019. Recorded in Dakar

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) - www.seereer.org 

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com 

Orchestre Jigeen Ñi's YouTube Channel :  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJnG61Wo17SRO4C41HsOIXw

Orchestre Jigeen Ñi on Facebook  : https://www.facebook.com/orchestre.jigeenni.9

Kirinene Ngueelne : Exclusive interview with Yandé Gning. Presented by DJ Mac (Saturday, 9th March 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 legendary and multi talented Seereer diva Yandé Gning of Toucar (or Tukaar) about her life and music career. A true protégé of the great Yandé Codou Sène, this lady can sing in several African languages and is a highly esteemed griot of "the old school."  Some of the topics discussed include the history of Njuujuuf (in Tukaar); the Seereer kings of Siin and Saluum ("Maaad a Sinig" and "Maad a Saluum" respectively); the noble Joof family (or Diouf/Juuf family); the noble Faye family; Seereer history; Yandé's time at Sorano; the late Seereer diva Yandé Codou Sene; and Seereer music legends such as Mbaye Ndiaye, Simon Sene and Marie Ngoné Ndione. This show is broadcast in Seereer (Seex (pronounced Seeh)). 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 9th March 2019

Presenter : Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac) 

Special guest : Yandé Gning

Special thanks : DJ Mac & Yandé Gning.

Source language(s) : Seereer 

Subjects covered : 

On this show, DJ Mac chats with the legendary and multi talented Seereer diva Yandé Gning of Toucar (or Tukaar) about her life and music career. A true protégé of the great Yandé Codou Sène, this lady can sing in several African languages and is a highly esteemed griot of "the old school."  Some of the topics discussed include the history of Njuujuuf (in Tukaar); the Seereer kings of Siin and Saluum ("Maaad a Sinig" and "Maad a Saluum" respectively); the noble Joof family (or Diouf/Juuf family); the noble Faye family; Seereer history; Yandé's time at Sorano; the late Seereer diva Yandé Codou Sene; and Seereer music legends such as Mbaye Ndiaye, Simon Sene and Marie Ngoné Ndione. This 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 : 7th March 2019. Recorded at Tukaar

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) - www.seereer.org

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Kirinene Ngueelne : Stay tuned for our exclusive interview with Yandé Gning - this Saturday, 9 March 2019 at 4pm GMT

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 Saturday, 9th March 2019 at 16:00 GMT, DJ Mac will be chatting with the legendary and multi talented Seereer diva Yandé Gning of Toucar about her life and music career. A true protégé of the great Yandé Codou Sène, this lady can sing in several African languages.  This is the precursor to the upcoming show this Saturday. Don't miss it! This show is broadcast in Seereer (Seex (pronounced Seeh)). 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 2nd March 2019

Presenter : Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac) 

Special guest : Yandé Gning

Special thanks : DJ Mac & Yandé Gning.

Source language(s) : Seereer 

Subjects covered : 

On Saturday, 9th March 2019 at 16:00 GMT, DJ Mac will be chatting with the legendary and multi talented Seereer diva Yandé Gning of Toucar about her life and music career. A true protégé of the great Yandé Codou Sène, this lady can sing in several African languages.  This is the precursor to the upcoming show this Saturday. Don't miss it! This 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 : 7th March 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) - www.seereer.org

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Setsima : Exclusive interview with the legendary Fatou Sarr Thialane and her band - Groupe yaalyo goorwa de Mère Fatou Sarr thialane (2nd March 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 legendary Seereer gamba (calabash) player and singer Fatou Sarr of Thialane - more commonly known as Mère Fatou Sarr Thialane.  DJ Mac also got the opportunity to chat with some of her band members (Groupe yaalyo goorwa de Mère Fatou Sarr thialane). On this show, Fatou Sarr talked about the history of gamba playing in her family, the history and rituals associated with the Seereer gamba, as well as some legendary Seereer gamba players and singers. The show is broadcast in Wolof. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 2nd March 2019

Presenter : Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)

Special guest : Fatou Sarr 

Thanks : DJ Mac; Fatou Sarr of Thialane; Mamadou Faye; Fatou Thior; Groupe yaalyo goorwa de Mère Fatou Sarr thialane

Source language(s) : Wolof

Subjects covered :

On this show, DJ Mac chats with the legendary Seereer gamba player and singer Fatou Sarr of Thialane - more commonly known as Mère Fatou Sarr Thialane.  DJ Mac also got the opportunity to chat with some of her band members (Groupe yaalyo goorwa de Mère Fatou Sarr thialane). On this show, Fatou Sarr talked about the history of gamba (calabash) playing in her family, how it is made, the history and rituals associated with the Seereer gamba, as well as some legendary Seereer gamba players and singers - most of whom are no longer with us. 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 : 2nd March 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) - www.seereer.org 

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com 

Kirinene Ngueelne : Exclusive interview with Simon Sene (2nd March 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 legendary Seereer artist Simon Sene - generally referred to as the ambassador of Seereer culture.  Simon and band were holding an event at the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (French: Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD)). DJ Mac also got to interview some of Simon's band members and the organisers of the event.  This show is broadcast in Seereer (Seex (pronounced Seeh)) and in Wolof. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 2nd March 2019

Presenter : Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac) 

Special guest : Simon Sene

Special thanks : DJ Mac; Simon Sene and his band members; the Sérère-Sérère Sororité Association;  Babacar Ndiaye; Saliou Sene, Mama Diene; Ndeye Marie Ba; Ndew Sarr; Niokhor Diouf; Fatou Dieng; and UCAD.

Source language(s) : Seereer and Wolof

Subjects covered : On this show, DJ Mac chats with the legendary Seereer artist Simon Sene - generally referred to as the ambassador of Seereer culture.  Simon and band were holding an event at the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (French: Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD)). DJ Mac also got to interview some of Simon's band members and the organisers of the event.  This show is broadcast in Seereer and Wolof.

Radio programme : Kirinene Ngueelne

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 2nd March 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) - www.seereer.org

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Open Mike Special : Mayor Ibrahima Pouye (Rewmi Party) v Deputy Mayor Dioguine Gomis (APR-Yakaar) debate Senegal’s Presidential Election 2019 (27-02-2019)

On this Open Mike Special, we invite an old friend and regular of Seereer Radio Ibrahima Pouye (Mayor of Ginaw Rail, Pikine - representing the Rewmi Party) and Deputy Mayor of Karang - Dioguine Gomis - representing Alliance for the Republic (Alliance pour la république (APR) - Yakaar)) to debate Senegal's recent presidential elections. 

Tamsier Joof is joined by fellow Seereer Radio presenter DJ Mac and Mamadou Fall.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Wednesday, 27th February 2019 

Presenters :  Tamsier Joof (main presenter), Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac) and Mamadou Fall

Guests : Mayor Ibrahima Pouye and Deputy Mayor Dioguine Gomis

Source language(s) : Wolof and French 

Subjects covered :

On this Open Mike Special, we invite an old friend and regular of Seereer Radio Ibrahima Pouye (Mayor of Ginaw Rail, Pikine - representing the Rewmi Party) and Deputy Mayor of Karang - Dioguine Gomis - representing Alliance for the Republic (Alliance pour la république (APR) - Yakaar)) to debate Senegal's recent presidential election 2019. 

Radio programme : Open Mike Special 

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 27th 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).  Apologies for the noisy background and for losing Mamadou Fall during the show. We had technical 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

Open Mike Special : Senegalese Presidential Elections 2019. Big debate (Monday, 25th February 2019)

On this Open Mike Special, the Seereer Radio panel discusses Senegal's Presidential Elections 2019 and the results so far.  Tamsier Joof plays host and referee between Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac) and Doudou Diouf as the two lock horns. Seereer Radio's usual peacemaker - Laity Sene makes an unexpected appearance in the "second half" of the show. If only he joined earlier. This show goes down as one of the most heated political discussions on Seereer Radio since our station began. Enjoy! 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Monday, 25th February 2019 

Main Presenter :  Tamsier Joof

Panel : Doudou DioufMacaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac) and Laity Sene

Source language(s) : Wolof and Seereer

Subjects covered :

On this Open Mike Special, the Seereer Radio panel discusses Senegal's Presidential Elections 2019 and the results so far.  Tamsier Joof plays host and referee between Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac) and Doudou Diouf as the two lock horns. Seereer Radio's usual peacemaker - Laity Sene makes an unexpected appearance in the second half of the show. If only he joined in earlier. This show goes down as one of the most heated political discussions on Seereer Radio since our station began. Enjoy! 

Radio programme : Open Mike Special 

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 25th 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).  Apologies for the noisy background. 

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

Senegal Election 2019 : Interview with Rokhy Ngom (Responsable des femmes) - (Saturday, 23 February 2019)

Following on our coverage of the Senegalese Presidential Elections 2019, our senior reporter Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)  interviews politician Rokhy Ngom (of Niakhar constituency). Ms. Ngom is a female activist responsible for female participation in this election. 

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

Main Presenter :  Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)

Guest : Rokhy Ngom (of Niakhar constituency) 

Source language(s) : Wolof and Seereer

Subjects covered : Following on our coverage of the Senegalese Presidential Elections 2019, our senior reporter Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)  interviews politician Rokhy Ngom (of Niakhar constituency). Ms. Ngom is a female activist responsible for female participation in this election. 

Radio programme : Open Mike Special 

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 23rd 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) - www.seereer.org

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Senegalese Presidential Elections 2019 : Interview with Bassirou Ngom (of Niakhar) - (23 Feb 2019)

Following on our coverage of the Senegalese Presidential Elections 2019, our senior reporter Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)  interviews politician Mayor Bassirou Ngom (of Niakhar constituency) - (23 Feb 2019). 

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

Main Presenter :  Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)

Guest : Bassirou Ngom (of Niakhar constituency) 

Source language(s) : Wolof and Seereer

Subjects covered : Following on our coverage of the Senegalese Presidential Elections 2019, our senior reporter Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)  interviews politician Bassirou Ngom (of Niakhar constituency) - (23 Feb 2019). 

Radio programme : Open Mike Special 

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 23rd 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) - 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/