Excerpt from an interview with Ali Gaye Thiam conducted by David Robinson in Mataam, Senegal on 23 Jan 1968. Thiam is from a caste of maabo (pl. maabube), griots or oral historians who were attached to the ruling classes of Fuuta.
Excerpt from an interview with Hammadi Saayande Njaay, conducted in Pulaar / Fula by David Robinson in the town of Kanel, Futa Toro, on 25 April 1968. Njaay was one of the foremost oral historians of Futa, belonging to the caste of maabo (pl. maabube) who performed for the ruling classes of Fuuta Tooro. Pulaar original with English translation provided.