Cosaan Seereer : Exclusive interview with Alhaji Momodou Marr and Fara Lam Saar by The Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio
In December 2015, the Seereer Resource Centre in collaboration with our radio station (Seereer Radio) sent its research team to several parts of Seereer country to interview some notable and knowledgeable Seereer elders, historians / scholars on matters relating to Seereer religion, history and culture, so that we can document and preserve this before it is too late. This team was headed by Tamsier Joof and Demba Sene.
This is the interview they conducted with Alhaji Momodou Marr and Fara Lam Saar in Kahone, Saluum, Senegal. The Kingdom of Saluum was one of the Seereer precolonial kingdoms and Kahone was its capital.
Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 19th March 2016
Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene and Mamadou Fall
Interviewers : Tamsier Joof and Demba Sene
Interviewees : Alhaji Momodou Marr and Fara Lam Saar
Other panel members : Njaga Gaye and Momodou Secka
Source language(s) : Wolof, Seereer-Siin, Saafi-Saafi and English
History of Kahone (Kawoon); History of Saluum; Maad a Saluum Mbeegaan Nduur; Laman; The mythical tree of Ngoye Njuuli; The Gelwaar Maternal Dynasty; Maissa Wally Manneh (a.k.a. Maissa Wali Jon); Family of Mbeegaan Nduur; Kings of Saluum (citing the work of El Hadj Demba Lamine Diouf).
Radio program : Cosaan Seereer
Radio station : Seereer Radio
Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)
Collection : The SRC Collection
Date of recording : 16th December 2015
Location : The compound of Alhaji Momodou Marr in Kahone, Saluum, Senegal.
Medium : Audio recording
Additional information : This audio was recorded for the The SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). The research team was headed by Tamsier Joof (founder of the SRC and Seereer Radio) and Demba Sene.
Note : There is a lot of controversy about this audio interview. Some of the views expressed here have not been backed up by scholarly papers or are contrary to the Seereer tradition. You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.
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