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Cosaan Seereer: History of the Joof Dynasty of Siin and Baol (27 Nov 2021)

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 4th part of a series of interviews with Mamadou Faye relating to the history of Siin.
 
On today's show, the panel and their guests discusses the Joof Dynasty - one of the oldest noble families from the Senegambia region that had ruled three great kingdoms: Baol, Siin, and  Saluum for centuries - taking over from their ancient lamanic ancestors. This family has produced some of Senegambia's greatest kings as well as some of its most colourful ones.  Another special guest Sering Diouf (aka. Jaraaf Baol) also joins us  to shed some light on the history of this family from a Baol-Baol perspective, whilst Mamadou Faye  gave us the Siin-Siin perspective. Tamsier Joof is the one asking the questions with his colleague Diokel Laba Ngom who joined later.

 
This programme was scheduled for last year but due to the guest's personal committments the programme had to be deferred. 
 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 27 November 2021

Presenters : Tamsier Joof (main), and Diokel Laba Ngom (later)

Interviewees : Mamadou Faye and Seringe Diouf (aka. Jaraaf Baol)

Source language(s) : Wolof 

Subjects covered : On today's show, the panel and their guest discusses the Joof Dynasty of Siin and Baol - all the way to their ancient lamanic ancestors. This is the 4th part of a series of interviews with Mamadou Faye relating to the history of Siin. 

Radio programme : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 27 November 2021

Location of interviewees : Siin (Senegal) and Italy

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) - https://www.seereer.org/

*Seereer Radio - https://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

Cosaan Seereer : Interview with Mamadou Faye (18 July 2020). Commemorating the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Fandane-Thiouthioune

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 first part of a series of interviews with Mamadou Faye relating to the history of Siin. Today marks the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Fandane-Thiouthioune (18 July 1867) - also known as the Battle of Somb - where the King of Siin - Maad a Sinig Kumba Ndoofeen fa Maak Juuf defeated Maba Jaaxu Bâ and his ally forces, and the battle in which Maba was killed. On this show, the panel discusses the surprised attack of the Seereers by the Senegambian Muslim forces at Mbin o Ngor (also known as Mbetan Kerr Ngor) in April 1867. That surprised attack precipitated the historic Battle of Fandane-Thiouthioune.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 18 July 2020

Presenters : Tamsier Joof (main), and Doudou Diouf

Interviewee : Mamadou Faye 

Source language(s) : Seereer and Wolof 

Subjects covered : Today marks the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Fandane-Thiouthioune (18 July 1867) where Maad a Sinig Kumba Ndoofeen fa Maak Juuf defeated Maba Jaaxu Bâ and his ally forces, and the battle in which Maba was killed. On this show, the panel discusses the surprised attack of the Seereers by the Senegambian Muslim forces at Mbin o Ngor (also known as Mbetan Kerr Ngor) in April 1867. That surprised attack precipitated the historic Battle of Fandane-Thiouthioune. This is the first 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, 18 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

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/ 

Cosaan Seereer : Exclusive interview with Babou Ngom (Saturday, 8th October 2016) - LIVE

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Listen again to our live interview with a living Seereer legend, the great Babou Ngom, Senegalese master drummer. This show was first broadcast on Saturday, 8th October 2016 on the Cosaan Seereer show. A big thanks to Babou Ngom for giving us great Seereer music over the past decades. It was a pleasure to have him on the show and listen to this great man speak about Seereer music and how it influences Senegambian music and much more. Thanks also to our new colleague and family Laity Sene for the great work he does in preserving Seereer cultural heritage and for bringing this long awaited interview to fruition. Thanks also to Le Regal Restaurant in Ouakam, Senegal, and of course Ablaye Ndiaye (pastry man) and Lamine Ly (manager). 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 8th October 2016

Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Mamadou Fall, Moussoukoro Sidibé and Laity Sene

Interviewee : Babou Ngom, 

Source language(s) : Seereer, Wolof and English

Subjects covered : Babou Ngom's career; Seereer culture : Music, Njuup, Rhythm, Drums, Dances, Chants, Ndut; Seereer history : Maad a Sinig, Maad a Saluum;  Seereer religion: Saltigue

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 8th October 2016

Location of interviewee : Le Regal Restaurant in Ouakam, 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


Le Regal Restaurant, Ouarkam, Senegal - Facebook

Cosaan Seereer : Exclusive interview with Marie Ngoné Ndione (LIVE) - Saturday, 10th September 2016

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Listen again to our live interview with the diva Marie Ngoné Ndione. This show was first broadcast on Saturday, 10th September 2016 on the Cosaan Seereer show. Thanks to everyone who called and sent their messages, and a big thanks to Marie Ngoné Ndione for giving us great Seereer music and dance for nearly 40 years. 
Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 10th September 2016

Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene, Mamadou Fall and  Moussoukoro Sidibé

Interviewee : Marie Ngoné Ndione 

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

Subjects covered : Marie Ngoné Ndione's career, Seereer culture, history and socio-economic issues affecting Seereer people.

Radio programme : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 10th September 2016

Location of interviewee : 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). Our sincere apologies for the background noise. Image courtesy of "I love Senegal" (website: www.ilovesenegal.org).

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

Cosaan Seereer : Exclusive interview with Alhaji Momodou Marr and Fara Lam Saar 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 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

Subjects covered : 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.

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

Cosaan Seereer : PART 1: Exclusive interview with Alhaji Sulaye Nyang | PART 2 : Alhaji Dodou Nying Koliyandeh and Alhaji Sait Camara - by The Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio

Tamsier Joof, founder of the Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio has been documenting Seereer and Senegambian history for the past few decades. This is the interview he conducted with his great uncle Alhaji Sulaye Nyang, great grandson of the Saluum historical figure - Wally Nyang.  For the history of Wally Nyang see our interview with Alhaji Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof (aka : Cham Joof)

This audio is in two parts. Part 1 relates to the genealogy / descendants  of Wally Nyang - narrated by Alhaji Sulaye Nyang. The interviewer was Tamsier Joof. Part 2 relates to the history of Maad a Sinig Kumba Ndoofeen Famaak Juuf (king of Siin) and the surprise attack at Kerr Ngoor by the Muslim Marabout forces of Tafsir Maba Jaaxu Bâ and Lat Joor Ngoneh Latir Joop leading to the death of Bukary Ngoneh Juuf, and the ultimate Battle of Fandane-Thiouthioune more commonly known as the Battle of Somb (1867) in which the Seereers defeated the Muslim forces and was Maba killed. Part 2 was narrated by the late Seereer-Gambian griot and broadcaster Alhaji Dodou Nying Koliyandeh and the late Gambian historian Alhaji Sait Camara -, courtesy of Uncle Johnny Secka of Unique FM.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 20th February 2016

Presenters : Tamsier Joof and Demba Sene 

Interviewees : Part 1: Alhaji Sulaye Nyang, Part 2 : Alhaji Dodou Nying Koliyandeh and Alhaji Sait Camara

Interviewers : Tamsier Joof of the Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio; and  Uncle Johnny Secka of Unique FM, Gambia

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

Subjects covered : Part 1 : Descendants of Wally Nyang by Alhaji Sulaye Nyang; Part 2: History of Maad a Sinig Kumba Ndoofeen Famaak Juuf (king of Siin), The Great Bukary Ngoneh Juuf, Lat Joor Ngoneh Latir Joop and Tafsir Maba Jaaxu Bâ at Kerr Ngoor and at the Battle of Fandane Thioutioune (aka : Battle of Somb) 18th July 1867. This part is narrated by Alhaji Dodou Nying Koliyandeh and Alhaji Sait Camara.

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio (and Unique FM, Gambia - part 2)

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) and Unique FM, Gambia

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date(s) of recording : 11th March 2010

Location : Part 1: The compound of Alhaji Sulaye Nyang in Latri Kunda, The Gambia, Part 2: Unique FM Studios, Gambia

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio (part 1) 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). In parts of the interview, Tamsier decided to give the microphone to Alhaji Sulaye Nyang and allowed him to speak freely. Part 2 of the audio - courtesy of Uncle Johnny Secka of Unique FM, Gambia. Our thanks to Uncle Johnny Secka and the Unique FM team.

Information about the narrators: 

Alhaji Sulaye Nyang is the great grandson of Wally Nyang, the 19th-century historical figure of Saluum. The late Alhaji Dodou Nying Kuli Yandeh was a Seereer-Gambian griot and broadcaster. He was a regular on the Chossanie Senegambia [History of Senegambia] program between Radio Gambia and Radio Senegal which ran from 4th October 1973. He was known for playing the xalam during his narrations. The late Alhaji Sait Camara was also a notable Gambian oral historian and musician. He was also a xalam player. 

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

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

Unique FM - www.uniquefm.gm

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