Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou

Today, December 12, 2022, Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou turns 99! Happy Birthay!

Since the 80s, Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou (born in Addis Ababa in 1923) has been living quietly in a small cell of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem (the Debre Genet or “Sanctuary of Paradise” monastery on Ethiopia Street), between God and her piano, after a life shaped by exile, both political and self imposed.

She plays beautiful, haunting, complex piano and has recorded 16 pieces but written hundreds…

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