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

July 18, 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 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.

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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