Yandé Codou, The Griot of Senghor / Yandé Codou, La Griotte de Senghor


Director: Angèle Diabang Brener
Countries: Senegal
Year: 2008
Running Time: 52 min.
Language: Wolof / Sérère / French


Yandé Codou Sène (80 years old) is one of the last great singers of polyphonic Sérère poetry. This film is an intimate look at a diva who has lived through the history of Senegal at the side of one of its greatest near-mythical figures, President-poet Léopold Sédar Senghor.

About the Director

Angèle Diabang Brener

Biography: Angèle Diabang Brener was born in 1979 in Dakar, Senegal. She started as a camera operator and editor before making her first short documentary, My Beautiful Smile, in 2005. She then went on to found the production company Karoninka.

(Source: http://www.africultures.com/php/index.php?nav=personne&no=7014)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Yandé Codou, the Griot of Senghor (2009).

My Beautiful Smile (2005);
L’homme est le remède de l’homme (2006);
Le Revers de l’exil (2007);
Senegalese Women and Islam (2007);
Yandé Codou, the Griot of Senghor (2008).