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.

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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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