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Part 2 of 2 : Cosaani Senegambia (History of Senegambia) : History of Saluum by Jabel Samba

January 30, 2016
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History of Saluum, genealogy of the royal family of Saluum and Ama Juuf Jaame. Narrated by Jebal Samba (from the Gambia). From Radio Gambia and Radio Senegal's joint program : Cosaani Senegambia (History of Senegambia).

Area of history : Oral history of Saluum, genealogy of the royal family of Saluum and Ama Juuf Jaame of Baddibu (the Seereer branch of the Jammeh family). This is the second part narrated by Jebal Samba. Part 1 can be found here.

Narrated by : Jebal Samba (from the Gambia)

Program : Cosaani Senegambia (History of Senegambia)

Radio station : Radio Gambia (at the time)

Year (or approximate year of recording) : Late 1970s to early 1980s.

Collection : The SRC Collection

Additional information : From the archives of Radio Gambia and Radio Senegal's collaborative program "Cosaani Senegambia". Courtesy of Onegambia.com. The late Alhaji Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof was the Director of Program. The presenter was Alhaji Mansour Njie. Recorded at Radio Gambia Studios, Bakau, the Gambia. This audio is in  Wolof. This audio is part of the Seereer Resource Centre's Collection : The SRC Collection.

Information about the griot : Jebal Samba comes from a long line of griots. He is a paternal descendant of the renowned 19th century Senegambian griot - Sainey Mbissine Njaay Samba who was well known among the circles of early to mid 19th century Senegambian kings. He particularly gained prominence during the reign of Maad Saluum Balleh Horeja Ndaw (reigned: 1823 to 1857). Jebal Samba's grandfather (Sainey Ata Samba) was the official griot of Mama Tamba Jammeh, chief of Yilliyassa. Mama Tamba was a Seereer chief whose descendants can be found in the Gambia. This branch of the Samba family were Seereers of Kahone - the precolonial capital of the Seereer kingdom of Saluum. They are one of those we historically refer to as "Saluum-Saluum", a term denoting the "inhabitants of Saluum."

Medium : Audio recording

Subjects covered : History of Saluum, Genealogy of the royal family of Saluum, Ama Juuf Jaame (variation: Ama Juuf Jammeh or Ama Joof Jammeh) - the Seereer branch of the Jammeh family, Royal family of Siin, Njaay family of Saluum, Juuf family of Siin, History of Baddibu, Jammeh family of Baddibu. 

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Websites : 


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


Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com


Onegambia.com - onegambia.com


Radio Gambia (now GRTS) - www.grts.gm


Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision du Sénégal (ORTS) - www.rts.sn