Ethiopiques

MTPR Music
3:03 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Concerts premier the compositions of 90-year-old Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guebrù

Recorded in 1963 and re-released on the "Ethiopiques" series on Buda Musiqe.

If the piano compositions of Abdullah Ibrahim or Eric Satie perk up your ears, you'll be intrigued by the piano work of Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guebrù, an Ethiopian nun, pianist and composer who for nearly thirty years has lived cloistered in an Ethiopian Orthodox convent in Jerusalem. A series of concerts this week in Jerusalem highlight Guebrù's music, premiering pieces the 90-year-old composer first recorded on l.p. fifty years ago, in Ethiopia.

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