This liturgical text was translated in Wolof. “When I was young, I was used to pass by the mosque in Ziguinchor to go to the mass at 5 a.m. I could hear wassifas being sung and I was very impressed. When I wrote my first Wolof mass, I remembered this melody and I put it into the Kyrie. The ‘Yallah, Yallah’ are written on that rhythm. I created the mass in 1991 in Dakar with more than 2.000 young people. They came from everywhere in the country, they were Catholics, they were Muslims and we created the mass together.” Lokoles can be added to support the choir, but it can also be accompanied without any accompaniment. Julien Jouga was born on February 5, 1931, in Dakar. He bridged cultures. He was named “Artist for Peace” by the UNESCO in 1997. He was a soldier in the Senegalese army, but he was also a chemist, a journalist, a radio-host, but first and foremost he was a musician and a choirmaster. He passed away in 2004.