Good morning. Today we’re listening to and remembering Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou, an Ethiopian pianist and composer. Sister Guèbrou, whom we’ve featured twice before, passed away on March 25 in Jerusalem at age 99. Born in Addis Ababa in 1923, she studied violin and piano abroad and then returned to Ethiopia, where she became ordained as a nun. From the ‘60s through the ‘90s, she composed and recorded tender, sui generis solo piano pieces. In 2006, 16 of these pieces were collected on
This is beautiful, thank you.
I LOVE the entire Éthiopiques series, but hadn't heard this one. One of my favorite memories is driving back roads in southern Brazil listening and singing along to one of those albums. Thanks!
I woke up in the middle of the night with worries and this really helped.
Thanks fior this. I love this record.
Long write up on this lady in a recent New Yorker magazine.