Yandé Codou Sène


Yandé Codou Sène

I was introduced to her music a few years ago and I fell in love with her raw, authentic sound.

Yandé Codou Sène (also Yande Codou Sene) was a Senegalese singer from the Serer ethnic group. She was born in 1932 at Somb in the Sine-Saloum delta and died on 15 July 2010 at Gandiaye in Sénégal.[1] She was the official griot of president Léopold Sédar Senghor. Most of her music is in the Serer language

(source: wikipedia)

Today I felt compelled to make a drawing in honour of her. You can see the original photo in the background on the computer. Below you can listen to her music.


Here she is with her family (all very talented musicians):


And this is her famous song: Lees Waxul, together with Youssou N’Dour:

Hope you enjoy listening to this wonderful west-African music.


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