"SIBI" - Becaye Aw

Becaye Aw
A modern album in tradition and inspiration from Senegal and Mauritania developed by his own guitar style
  • artist:Becaye Aw
  • featured artist:Haddy Njie, Leni Banel Aw; Solfrid Molland, Helge Andreas Norbakken, Olav Torget
  • release year:2009
  • style(s):Ethnic, Traditional
  • country:Norway
  • formats:CD (Compact Disc)
  • record posted by:Etnisk Musikklubb
  • label:Etnisk Musikklubb
  • publisher:Etnisk Musikklubb

BECAYE Aw is a guitarist, singer and songwriter of the African Fulani (Haal Pulaar) people. Becaye 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. He has since then participated in many groups and projects,in collaboration with a variety of musicians. This project is Becaye’s debut as a soloist. The album’s repertoire includes his compositions as
well as traditional songs.