The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) and Seereer Radio Podcast

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Cosaan Seereer : The Faye family with Mamadou Faye (8 August 2020)

Listen again to our live interview with researcher/historian Mamadou Faye, a young Seereer knowledgable and passionate about Seereer history especially the history of Siin. Mamadou Faye is taking social media by storm especially with his consistent video content on YouTube on matters relating to the history of Siin and its royal dynasties. This is the third part of a series of interviews with Mamadou Faye relating to the history of Siin. On today's show, the panel and their guest discusses the Faye paternal dynasty of Siin. 
 
Apologies for the cancellation of last week's show. 
 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 8  August 2020

Presenters : Tamsier Joof (main), and Laity Sene

Interviewee : Mamadou Faye 

Source language(s) : Wolof and Seereer

Subjects covered : On today's show, the panel and their guest discusses the Faye paternal dynasty of Siin. This is the third part of a series of interviews with Mamadou Faye relating to the history of Siin. 

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 8 August 2020

Location of interviewee : Siin, 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 any noisy background.

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

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

*Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

*Mamadou Faye's YouTube Channel (Histoire du Sine):  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4UKaDHX0kMQ7gZSJfktwiw

Cosaan Seereer : Maad a Sinig Maysa Wali Manneh with Mamadou Faye (25 July 2020)

Listen again to our live interview with researcher/historian Mamadou Faye, a young Seereer knowledgable and passionate about Seereer history especially the history of Siin. Mamadou Faye is taking social media by storm especially with his consistent video content on YouTube on matters relating to the history of Siin and its royal dynasties. This is the second part of a series of interviews with Mamadou Faye relating to the history of Siin. On today's show, the panel and their guest discuss Maad a Sinig Maysa Wali Manneh - the first Gelowar king to rule in Siin. 
 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 25 July 2020

Presenters : Tamsier Joof (main), and Laity Sene

Interviewee : Mamadou Faye 

Source language(s) : Seereer and Wolof 

Subjects covered : On today's show, the panel and their guest discuss Maad a Sinig Maysa Wali Manneh - the first Gelowar king to rule in Siin. This is the second part of a series of interviews with Mamadou Faye relating to the history of Siin. 

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 25 July 2020

Location of interviewee : Siin, 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 any noisy background.

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

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

*Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

*Mamadou Faye's YouTube Channel (Histoire du Sine):  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4UKaDHX0kMQ7gZSJfktwiw

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

Jeetaay : Presented by Tamsier Joof (Thursday, 21 February 2019)

Jeetaay is an informal phone-in, e-mail or text-in talk show where you contact the studio and chat with the presenter about anything and everything.  However, for the next few months (as from January 2019), we will be giving a new twist to this show. For the next few months, Seereer Radio's presenters will be bringing up topics on Seereer Radio Presenters' WhatsApp group chat to be discussed each week by all our presenters and special guests.

Our presenters rotate each week and take the role of main presenter. The main presenter will then bring up topics to be discussed by his/her co-presenters. Discussions closes by 15:00 GMT every Wednesday. These audio messages are then edited and broadcast on Seereer Radio every Thursday night at 21:00 GMT. The entire show is by WhatsApp - 100%. There will be little editing prior to broadcasting on Seereer Radio because we want to keep the raw and authentic feel of a typical WhatsApp group chat. We are currently experimenting with some of our shows using WhatsApp. We are one of the first Senegambian radio stations (online or frequency) to use this format -100%. WhatsApp is one of the major messaging services used by most Senegambians. We will be utilising this format once a week for the next couple of months mixed with our usual live broadcast format. 

This Jeetaay Show is Seereer Radio's 4th 100% WhatsApp show. It was recorded from 17th to 19th February 2019 and broadcast on Seereer Radio on Thursday, 21st February 2019 at 21:00 GMT. 

The main presenter was Tamsier Joof. On this show, Tamsier wanted to discuss the self-hatred of some African Muslims particularly in Senegal - who fake their genealogy by proclaiming to be descended from Arabs in order to get closer to the Islamic prophet Muhammad (what some scholars describe as Islamic legitimacy), and/or give false accounts about the origin of their surnames by claiming that their surnames are Arabic in origin despite it being African. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Thursday, 21st  February 2019

Main Presenter :  Tamsier Joof

Panel : Doudou DioufMamadou FallLaye Khan Jallow (LKJ), Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)Arfang Bobb, Sulayman Ndong

Editor : Tamsier Joof

Source language(s) : Wolof and Seereer

Subjects covered : The main presenter was Tamsier Joof. On this show, Tamsier wanted to discuss the self-hatred of some African Muslims particularly in Senegal - who fake their genealogy by proclaiming to be descended from Arabs in order to get closer to the Islamic prophet Muhammad (what some scholars describe as Islamic legitimacy), and/or give false accounts about the origin of their surnames by claiming that their surnames are Arabic in origin despite it being African. 

Radio programme : Jeetaay

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 17th to 19th 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). The entire show is by WhatsApp - 100%. There is little editing prior to broadcasting on Seereer Radio because we want to keep the raw and authentic feel of a typical WhatsApp group chat. Therefore, there is bound to be lack of flow in some audios, and background noise in others. Our apologies. Note that this show is very controversial. If you are easily offended, please do not listen. Also note that this show is just under 6 hours. 

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

Sulayman Ndong of Star FM 96.6 (Gambia) interviews Tamsier Joof of Seereer Radio and The Seereer Resource Centre (8 July 2018)

Sulayman Ndong of Star FM 96.6 (Gambia) interviews Tamsier Joof of Seereer Radio and The Seereer Resource Centre on his Seereer programme (8 July 2018). The interview centres around the life and work of Tamsier Joof, especially his work with the Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio. 

Date of interview  : Sunday, 8 July 2018

Presenter : Sulayman Ndong

Guest :  Tamsier Joof

Source language(s) : Seereer, Wolof and English

Subjects covered : Life and work of Tamsier Joof. 

Radio programme : Chossan Seereer 

Radio station : Star FM 96.6 (Gambia)

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) and Star FM 96.6 (Gambia)

Collection : The SRC Collection

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), Star FM 96.6 (Gambia) and Sulayman Ndong (presenter).  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) - https://www.seereer.org/ 

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

Seereer Radio - https://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

Cosaan Seereer : Exclusive interview with Aida Mbaye (daughter of Yandé Codou Sène) - Saturday, 5th November 2016

Listen again to our live interview with Aida Mbaye, eldest daughter of the late Seereer Diva Yandé Codou Sène. Aida Mbaye was one of the backing singers of her late mother Yandé Codou and an artist in her own right. This show was first broadcast on Saturday, 5th November 2016 on the Cosaan Seereer show. A big thanks to Yandé Codou Sène and Aida Mbaye for giving us great Seereer music over the past decades, for Aida coming on the Cosaan Seereer Show to talk about the life and music career of the late Yandé Codou Sène and her own music career. It was a pleasure to have the family of Yandé Codou on the show.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 5th November 2016

Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Mamadou Fall, Demba Sene and Laity Sene

Interviewee : Aida Mbaye 

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

Subjects covered : Yandé Codou Sène's early life; Yandé Codou Sène's music career; Yandé Codou Sène's relationships with other notable Seereers such as President Léopold Sédar Senghor and Youssou N'Dour; Yandé Codou Sène's family and genealogy; Aida Mbaye's early life, marriage and music career; history of Siin; Queens of Siin (Lingeer); Kings of Siin (Maad a Sinig); Ten Yooro Waal Adaam Faniing Feno Juufeen (he was a rich and powerful Seereer king, his name Yooro Adaam Faniing Feno Juuf, he was a Tëën (King of Baol - from the Juuf family that had ruled Baol).

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 5th November 2016

Location of interviewee : Pikine, 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.

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

Open Mike presented by Tamsier Joof (Tuesday, 17th May 2016)

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 date, Tamsier Joof was presenting. You can listen to this show weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 23:00 pm to 1:00am. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Tuesday, 17th May 2016

Time : 22:00 PM - 00:00AM

Presenter :  Tamsier Joof 

Source language :  Wolof 

Subjects covered : Open. Other topics : 

  • The Senegalese government agreed to release CFA 2.25 billion to finance the 2016 - 2017 agricultural programme. Tamsier wants to know whether this will benefit the small scale Seereer/Senegalese farmer or big business. 
  • The Mauritanian Supreme Court released the human rights and anti slavery campaigner  Biram Dah Abeid after jailing him for two years for founding an illegal organisation (IRA)  - an organisation founded to fight against slavery. Why hasn't the 15 remaining West African states, ECOWAS or the African Union taken the necessary steps to end slavery in Mauritania?
  • Latest about the Gambia political situation, detentions and demonstrations against Yahya Jammeh's regime. 
Radio program : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Link: http://www.seereerradio.com/open-mike

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) and Seereer Radio

Date of recording : Tuesday, 17th May 2016

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

Cosaan Seereer : Part 2 of 2 : Exclusive interview with Professor Issa Laye Thiaw (December 2015) by The Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio

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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 second part of the interview they conducted with Professor Issa Laye Thiaw at his house in Diamagane Sicap. Dakar, Senegal. This audio is in two parts.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 16th April 2016

 

Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene and Mamadou Fall

 

Interviewers : Tamsier Joof and Demba Sene

 

Interviewee : Professor Issa Laye Thiaw

 

Other panel members : Njaga Gaye and Momodou Secka

 

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

Subjects covered : Seereer prayer; Original name of Siin and original Seereervillages/towns and Raampa script.

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

 

Radio station : Seereer Radio

 

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

 

Collection : The SRC Collection

 

Date of recording : 14th December 2015

 

Location : The compound of Professor Issa Laye Thiaw in Diamagane Sicap. Dakar, 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). The research team was headed by Tamsier Joof (founder of the SRC and Seereer Radio) and Demba Sene. It was recorded on 14th December 2015 at Professor Thiaw's house. Apologies for the noisy background..

 

Information about Professor Issa Laye Thiaw  : Professor Issa Laye Thiaw, also known as Mbañik Caw (his Seereer name, Thiaw is spelled Caw in Seereer) is a scholar of Seereer religion and history, but perhaps better known for his work on Seereer religion and culture. His work has been cited by several international scholars writing about Seereer religion and culture. Along with his writing, Professor Thiaw has also appeared as guest speaker on several inter-religious dialogue meetings. He is the author of that celebrated book "La femme Seereer." Other papers authored by Thiaw include:

 

  • La religiosité Seereer, avant et pendant leur Islamisation

     

     

     

  • Mythe de la création du monde selon les sages sereer

Professor Thiaw supports the Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) where he currently serves as Consultant on Seereer religion, History and Culture. Working in partnership with the Seereer Resource Centre, Professor Thiaw and the SRC are in the process of building a huge complex in Sanghe (or Sangue) - Senegal, which will be called "The Seereer Resource Centre and the Temple of Initiated Women." It will be the flagship office of the SRC where Seereer ancient religion, culture and medicine will be taught to those interested in these subjects. To learn more about this project and how you can part take in it, visit the Seereer Resource Centre's website or e-mail us at info@seereer.com.

 

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Download transcript « Télécharger la transcription » :

 

Visit the Seereer Resource Centre download page to download a transcript of this audio in English, French, Seereer a Sinig, Saafi-Saafi, Ndut, Sili-Sili, Noon and Laalaa.

Websites :

 

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

 

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com


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