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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,…

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

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