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Becaye Aw

Becaye Aw

Becaye Aw


Becaye is a guitarist, singer and songwriter of the African Fulani (Haal Pulaar) people and was born in 1963 in Mauritania, living now in Oslo, Norway. He spent his childhood in Dakar, Senegal, and it was here he first laid his hands on a guitar. Becaye is largely self-taught. After learning elementary guitar-technique from a Serere musician, he went on to develop his own style, listening to recordings and to the radio. His African approach to guitar tuning and his way of playing the instrument result in a sound similar to the cora. Read more on Last.fm
Becaye is a guitarist, singer and songwriter of the African Fulani (Haal Pulaar) people and was born in 1963 in Mauritania, living now in Oslo, Norway. He spent his childhood in Dakar, Senegal, and it was here he first laid his hands on a guitar. Becaye is largely self-taught. After learning elementary guitar-technique from a Serere musician, he went on to develop his own style, listening to recordings and to the radio. His African approach to guitar tuning and his way of playing the instrument result in a sound similar to the cora.

Becaye began his musical career in Senegal, playing with musicians such as Baaba Maal and Mansuur Seck. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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