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Setsima : Exclusive interview with the legendary Fatou Sarr Thialane and her band - Groupe yaalyo goorwa de Mère Fatou Sarr thialane (2nd March 2019

March 3, 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). 

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Websites :

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

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com