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

July 29, 2020

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/