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Although there are some Seereer radio stations in Senegal, few, if any, stream live on the internet. In Gambia and Mauritania — where the Seereer people are also found, there are no Seereer radio stations albeit several Seereer radio and television broadcasters, and station founders. Most radio programmes are broadcast in the colonial languages and in Wolof especially in Senegal and The Gambia where Wolofization is a phenomenon.
This has had a knock-on effect on Seereer culture especially the Seereer languages such as Seereer, Saafi-Saafi, Ndut, Noon, Laalaa and Sili-Sili. Working in partnership with the Seereer Resource Centre, Seereer Radio attempts to breach this gap and be the voice of the Seereer community wherever they are in the world.
Although we broadcast in Wolof and the colonial languages (English and French), most of our talk shows are in the Seereer languages in order to connect with the Seereer community in their own language. Do not feel discouraged if you cannot speak any of the Seereer languages. We welcome all listeners no matter what level you are. Feel free to participate in discussions. The Seereer Resource Centre also has ample of resources on the Seereer languages. Check out their website www.seereer.org for details.
As well as discussing matters relating to Seereer religion, history and culture, Seereer Radio is also the place you can come to listen to some great Seereer and Senegambian music.
Founding & Launch
Seereer Radio was founded on 16th November 2015 and officially launched on Tuesday, 5th January 2016 at Midnight (GMT). The first show Open Mike was presented by Tamsier Joof and Demba Sene. A slight change to the scheduled programme with a mixture of Cosaan Seereer and The Seereer Religion and Culture Show. Tamsier was presenting from London, UK and Demba from Dakar, Senegal. In the last section of the show Tamsier played an interview we did with Saltigi Biram Puuy. We received many Skype and phone calls / text messages. Listeners really enjoyed the Saltigi Biram Puuy interview. Go to our Podcast page to listen to part 1 and 2 of the interview if you missed it.
A world where every Seereer lives a happy and dignified life; free to practice the religion of their ancestors without subtle prejudice; to speak, write and do business using the language of their forefathers; and where Seereer Radio is the place they come for education and entertainment.
We are Seereer Radio | The Voice of the Seereer Community
Our mission is to preserve Seereer Heritage™ for future generations and to ensure Seereer continuity. To that end, we promote the Seereer and Cangin languages, Seereer culture, history, religion (A ƭat Roog) and sciences, by providing great content that educates, entertains, and attracts the Seereer community, and instills in them a sense of pride, knowledge and desire to preserve their rich cultural heritage. .
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