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Tribute to the late Ebou Corr by Sulayman Ndong of Star FM (Gambia) and Ebou Njie

This is a special tribute to the late Gambian historian and broadcaster Ebou Corr by Sulayman Ndong of Star FM 96.6 (Gambia) and Ebou Njie, President of the Ndef Leng Association in the Gambia.  Ebou Corr sadly passed away on Sunday, 19 July 2020 in the Gambia. He was a Gambian historian and broadcaster, and the first broadcaster to  present Seereer history programmes (in Seereer) at Radio Gambia and Gambia Radio & Television Service (GRTS). He had worked for the Gambian public broacaster for nearly 40 years. He was also the coordinator of the Ndef Leng Association in the Gambia, and the first Gambian to play host to the Agaire and Jambonge Association (a Jola and Seereer organisation founded in Senegal - in remembrance of their ancient blood ties).  

 

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC), Seereer Radio, and Seereer Heritage Press issued a joint tribute to Ebou Corr on their Facebook pages few hours after his passing, having confirmed his death from a reliable source.  Our previous Cosaan Seereer programmed broadcast on Saturday, 25 July 2020 was dedicated to Ebou Corr. Tamsier Joof, the main presenter of that show, and a member of the Ndef Leng Association in the Gambia opened the show with a personal tribute to his late colleague Ebou Corr. Our heartfeld and sincere condolences goes out to his family and the Seereer community of the Gambia, and to all Gambians. He had dedicated nearly 40 years of his life teaching and educating us about Seereer history, and for that we are immensely grateful. May his soul rest in eternal peace. 

 

Date of first broadcast on Star FM 96.6 (Gambia): Sunday, 26 July 2020 at 19:00 - 20:00 (during Saulayman Ndong's Sunday weekly show)

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Monday, 27 July 2020

Presenter : Sulayman Ndong

Guest : Ebou Njie, President of Ndef Association (Gambia) 

Source language(s) : Seereer 

Subjects covered : On this show, Sulayman Ndong of Star FM and a regular commentator on Seereer Radio is joined by Ebou Njie, President of the Seeereer Ndef Leng Association in the Gambia to pay tribute to the late Ebou Corr, one of Gambia's eminent boadcasters and historians and the first historian to broadcast Seeereer history (in Seereer) on Radio Gambia and GRTS.

Radio station : Star FM 96.6 (Gambia)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Sunday, 26 July 2020

Location of interview : Star FM Studio, Gambia

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded by Seereer Radio regular commentator Sulayman Ndong during his weekly show on Star FM 96.6 (Gambia) - Sundays, 19:00 to 20:00.

 

Permission to archive at the Seereer Resource Centre's SRC Collection granted. Permission to broadcast on Seereer Radio | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station) granted.  Permission to upload and share on Seereer Podcast and our social media platforms granted.  Our sincere apologies for the background noise and regular silences.  This audio was recorded at source.  We have made attempts to clean up the audio with permission. Unfortunately, this is as good as we can get it. 

 

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Websites :

*Star FM 96.6 (Gambia) : https://www.starfmgambia.com/

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

*Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

*The Seereer Resource Centre, Seeer Radio & Seereer Heritage Press joint tribute (Facebook) : https://www.facebook.com/SeereerResourceCentre/posts/3167449400002609

*Previous Cosaan Seereer Show : https://www.seereerpodcast.org/e/cosaan-seereer-maad-a-sinig-maysa-wali-manneh-with-mamadou-faye/

 

Setsima : Exclusive interview with Dib Ngom (Saturday, 4 May 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.  

On this show, DJ Mac chats with Seereer elder and renowned Senegalese marabout Dib Ngom about his life and work. Dib Ngom was also a former njom (or lamb, Senegambian wrestling) sportman in his youth. Dib Ngom also touches on the history of Senegambia, Seereer history and religion e.g. the ndut rite of passage and the Xooy ceremony. The show is broadcast in Wolof. This show is for entertainment purposes only. If you require medical help please consult your medical doctor. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 4 May 2019

Presenter : Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac) 

Special guest :  Dib Ngom

Source language(s) : Wolof

Subjects covered : 

On this show, DJ Mac chats with Seereer elder and renowned Senegalese marabout Dib Ngom about his life and work. Dib Ngom was also a former njom (or lamb, Senegambian wrestling) sportman in his youth. Dib Ngom also touches on the history of Senegambia, Seereer history and religion e.g. the ndut rite of passage and the Xooy ceremony. The show is broadcast in Wolof. This show is for entertainment purposes only. If you require medical help please consult your medical doctor. 

Radio programme : Setsima 

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 13th April 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

O nguim in win ball : A ƭat Roog (Seereer religion) - Presented by Doudou Diouf (Thursday, 18th January 2018)

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O nguim in win ball - which in Seereer translates to "Black people's believe in God" or "African religion" for short (or Traditional African religions), and formerly known as the Seereer Religion and Culture Show (O ngim fo cosaan Seereer) broadcast live every Thursday night from 22:00 GMT. The show is presented by Doudou Diouf.

On this show, Doudou is joined by Tamsier Joof and Mamadou Fall to discuss Seereer religious prayers; how, when and to whom the Seereer address their prayer to; the Seereer pangool (saints and/or ancestral spirits); ndut classical teachings (a rite of passage); how to advance Seereer religion (A ƭat Roog), stop it from dying out and becoming lost to history; and Seereer continuity (a controversial point brought up at the end by Mamadou Fall which created much disagreement among the panel).  

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Thursday, 18th January 2018

Presenters : Doudou Diouf

Panel :  Tamsier Joof and Mamadou Fall

Source language(s) : Seereer and Wolof

Subjects covered : On this show, Doudou is joined by Tamsier Joof and Mamadou Fall to discuss Seereer religious prayers; how, when and to whom the Seereer address their prayer to; the Seereer pangool (saints and/or ancestral spirits); ndut classical teachings (a rite of passage); how to advance Seereer religion (A ƭat Roog), stop it from dying out and becoming lost to history; and Seereer continuity (a controversial point brought up at the end by Mamadou Fall which created much disagreement among the panel).  

Radio programme : O nguim in win ball (formerly The Seereer Religion and Culture Show)

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Thursday, 18th January 2018

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 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

Open Mike : Presented by Doudou Diouf (Monday, 4th December 2017)

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. You can also call in to request a shoutout or dedicate a song to family and friends, or to yourself. Why not? You deserve it.

Open Mike broadcast live from Monday to Friday (see Seereer Radio's programme schedule for details). Seating in for Mamadou Fall who usually presents the show on Mondays, Doudou Diouf is joined by Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene and Mamadou Fall to discuss the recent arrest of Adama Mbaye and Ndeye Sonko - two Senegalese nationals arrested in Senegal for their involvement in human trafficking and the slave trade in Libya and other Arab countries. The panel asks: What is it about the African psyche that will allow this heresy to happen?

With ECOWAS Heads of State accepting Morocco's membership in principle to the West African Bloc, the panel also discussed the hypocrisy of ECOWAS in accepting a North African Arabized nation, yet rejecting Haiti's application whose people we share historical, cultural, racial and religious heritage with. The panel asks: Why has our West Africans leaders allowed this to happen? What is the motivation for allowing an Arab League country who we have no racial or cultural relation with yet rejecting Haity who we have close ties with? Is France behind this? What is Senegal's role in this? What role did the Senegalese Muslim Brotherhoods play in this? Are we (Africans) morally weak to allow this heresy to happen? Should the Bloc be dismantled altogether and start a fresh - which serves the interest of Black Africans and Blacks from the Diaspora?  If a fellow Black nation like Haiti cannot join, yet ECOWAS in its wisdom decided to accept a non-Black nation like Morocco, should the Bloc be dismantled altogether? Join this controversial discussion.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Monday, 4th December 2017

Presenters : Doudou Diouf (main presenter), Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene and Mamadou Fall

Source language(s) : Wolof

Subjects covered : 

  • Doudou Diouf is joined by Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene and Mamadou Fall to discuss the recent arrest of Adama Mbaye and Ndeye Sonko - two Senegalese nationals arrested in Senegal for their involvement in human traffing and the slave trade in Libya and other Arab countries. The panel asks: What is it about the African psyche that will alllow this heresy to happen?
  • With ECOWAS Heads of State accepting Morocco's membership in princple to the West African Bloc, the panel also discussed the hypocrisy of ECOWAS in accepting a North African Arabized nation, yet rejecting Haiti's application whose people we share historical, cultural, racial and religious heritage with. The panel asks: Why has our West African leaders allowed this to happen? What is the motivation for allowing an Arab League country who we have no racial or cultural relationship with yet rejecting Haiti who we have close ties with? Is France behind this? What is Senegal's role in this? What role did the Senegalese Muslim Brotherhoods play in this? Are we (Africans) morally weak to allow this heresy to happen? Should the Bloc be dismantled altogether and start a fresh with one which serves the interest of Black Africans and Blacks from the Diaspora?  If a fellow Black nation like Haiti cannot join, yet ECOWAS in their wisdom decided to accept a non-Black nation like Morocco, should the Bloc be dismantled altogether? Join this controversial discussion.

Radio programme : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Monday, 4th December 2017

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). Apoligies 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

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. Following 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 visiting 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 from 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 DioufMoussoukoro 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 couldn't joint. Demba Sene will 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 

Radio Ndef Leng 96.4 FM (Diourbel) : Cossan Seerer par Wali Fay Sambé

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Show : Cossan Seerer par Wali Fay Sambé

Radio : Ndef Leng FM 96.4 (Diourbel)

Langue : Seereer

Information : Le Centre de ressources seereer « The Seereer Resourcce Centre » et Seereer Radio travaillent en collaboration avec Ndef Leng FM pour préserver l'héritage du peuple Seereer.

Site web de Ndef Leng FM :  http://www.seereerradio.com/radio-ndef-leng-diourbel

 

 

Open Mike : Prejudice against Seereer religion (A ƭat Roog) and other Traditional African religions in Senegambia and other parts of Africa (Wednesday, 8th February 2017)

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. You can also call in to request a shoutout or dedicate a song to family and friends, or to yourself. Why not? You deserve it. On this show, Tamsier Joof asks whether Seereer religion (A ƭat Roog) and other Traditional African religions are the object of scorn and prejudice in the Senegambia region and other parts of Africa, especially where people mostly follow the Abrahamic religions of Islam and Christianity?

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Wednesday, 8th February 2017

Presenter : Tamsier Joof,

Source language(s) : Wolof 

Subjects covered : On this show, Tamsier Joof asks whether Seereer religion (A ƭat Roog) and other Traditional African religions are the object of scorn and prejudice in the Senegambia region and other parts of Africa, especially where people mostly follow the Abrahamic religions of Islam and Christianity? Are Africans really prejudicial to the traditional religions of their ancestors? Who made them this way? Why? Is it hypocritical considering that African civilisations/culture and history has deep roots to Traditional African religions? 

Radio programme : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Wednesday, 8th February 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

Open Mike : Slavery in Mauritania (Monday, 6th Feb 2017)

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. You can also call in to request a shoutout or dedicate a song to family and friends, or to yourself. Why not? You deserve it. On this show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene and Demba Sene to discuss the evil practice of slavery in Mauritania. Tamsier wants to know why has successive African governments, the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU)  failed to do anything to erradicate this old ghastly practice in Mauritania. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Monday,  6th Feb 2017

Presenter : Tamsier Joof, Laity Sene and Demba Sene 

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

Subjects covered : On this show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene and Demba Sene to discuss the evil practice of slavery in Mauritania. Tamsier wants to know why has successive African governments, the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU)  failed to do anything to erradicate this old ghastly practice in Mauritania. 

Radio programme : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Monday,  6th Feb 2017

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). This was a life broadcast and some our presenters where in Senegal where the internet connection kept cutting off. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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 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 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

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