Yandé Codou, la griotte de Senghor

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Yandé Codou, la griotte de Senghor
Directed by Angèle Diabang
Produced by Karoninka Africalia Belgium
Screenplay by Angèle Diabang Brener
Music by Yandé Codou Sène, Wasis Diop, Youssou N'Dour
Cinematography Florian Bouchet Fabacary Assymby Coly
Edited by Yannick Leroy
Release date
Running time
52 minutes
Country Belgium

Yandé Codou, la griotte de Senghor is a 2008 documentary film.


The griotte Yandé Codou Sène, who is now around 80 years old, is one of the last representatives of the Serer polyphonic poetry. This documentary, shot over four years, is an intimate portrait of the diva that traveled through the history of Senegal by the side of one of the country’s legendary figures, poet President, Léopold Sédar Senghor. A sweet and bitter story about greatness, glory and the passage of time.


  • Festival de Cine de Dakar 2008