Qadiri Community of Buh Kunta

By Maria Grosz-Ngate and Toba Diagne Haїdara

Interview with Shaykh Mamadu Mbodj (Cheikh Mamadou Mbodj)

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Shaykh Mamadu Mbodj (Cheikh Mamadou Mbodj)
Shaykh Mamadu Mbodj (Cheikh Mamadou Mbodj)
(August 2007)
Courtesy of Maria Grosz-Ngaté and Toba Diagne Haidara

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Creator: Mbodj, Mamadou
Kone, Makhtar Ndiaga
Haїdara, Toba Diagne
Grosz-Ngate, Maria
Biography: Shaykh Mamadou Mbodj is from a fishing family in Bargny, located on the coast about 15 km east of Dakar. He was 91 years old at the time of the interview. After joining the Buh Kunta Way and taking the Qadiriyya wird at the age of 23, he became the main singer of religious songs in his home town. He sang at many ceremonies in the area until 1987 when illness compelled him to give it up.
Description: Shaykh Mamadu Mbodj describes his activities as a member of the Buh Kunta Qadiriyya, especially as a singer. He speaks about the relationship between his home town of Bargny and Ndiassane and recalls the ziaara (pious visits) he and other followers made to Ndiassane when Sidy Lamin Kunta was khalif. Interview in Wolof with French translation.
Date: August 2007
Date Range: 2000-2009
Location: Bargny, Thies, Senegal
Format: Audio/mp3
Language: Wolof
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: Matrix: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University; Maria Grosz-Ngate and Toba Diagne Haidara.
Contributor: Toba Diagne Haidara, translator
Adrien Pouille, translator
Digitizer: MATRIX, Maria Grosz-Ngate