Afro Begue, Senegal & Tokyo


We invite you to experience this Senegalese-Japanese Afro Beat, inspired by frontman Omar Gaindefall. “Begue” means “enjoy” in Wolof, a principal language spoken in Senegal. Originality is key, with Omar’s traditional Senegalese “Griot” style incorporating modern genres including reggae, jazz and pop. The band released their first album “Begue” in 2014, their second album “SATAT” in March this year, and have performed at a huge variety of events, including in front of many ambassadors at the Africa Festival Yokohama, receiving high praise. With an  acknowledged background of charitable work for worldwide childrens’ welfare, WMDF welcomes Afro Begue’s “meeting of worlds” goal.