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Rufino Almeida, a.k.a. Bau (b. 1962) is a native of Sao Vicente, one of the many islands of the Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) archipelago.

Bau's father made stringed instruments in Mindelo and, for Bau's seventh birthday, gave him his first instrument—a cavaquinho, which is a small four-stringed guitar, similar to a ukulele, used in Brazil and in Cape Verde to mark the beat. Bau's father taught him how to make guitars, cavaquinhos, violins, and also how to play… read more

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  • Avatar for missruncible
    Decided to check his music after hearing 'Raquel' featured in Talk to Her. Cape Verdean Melancholy is such a beautiful album!
  • Avatar for Selenaru_Negrea
    The Drum and Bass BAU is from Romania and is a band. The acronyms meaning Brigada Artistica Urbana (Artistic Urban Brigade in English).
  • Avatar for LungJacket
    There's an AcidPlanet artist named BAU who won the remix contest for an old Aphrodite competition, it was a Drum and Bass track : )
  • Avatar for rbluem
    who tag him as electronic?? or drum and bass???

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