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Emahoy's Favorites: A Playlist


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Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru's music is so singular, yet is also universally beloved. Have you ever wondered what music Emahoy listened to, what her favorite songs were?


From the archive, we have a list of such songs handpicked by Emahoy herself, with artists ranging from Samuel Yirga to Beethoven, Thelonious Monk to Erik Satie. Check out the list below and listen via our Spotify or YouTube pages!



  1. I Am the Black Gold of the Sun– Samuel Yirga

  2. Abet Abet (Punt Mix)– Samuel Yirga

  3. Ye Bati Koyita– Samuel Yirga

  4. My Head– Samuel Yirga

  5. Yoitokosassa– Yasuaki Shimizu & Saxophonettes

  6. Pentatonica– Yasuaki Shimizu & Saxophonettes

  7. Prelude (Cello Suites No.1)– Yasuaki Shimizu & Saxophonettes

  8. Courante (Cello Suites No.1)– Yasuaki Shimizu & Saxophonettes

  9. String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135: I. Allegretto– Beethoven, Juilliard String Quartet

  10. String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135: II. Vivace– Beethoven, Juilliard String Quartet

  11. String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135: III. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo– Beethoven, Juilliard String Quartet

  12. String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135: IV. Grave, ma non troppo tratto (Allegro)– Beethoven, Juilliard String Quartet

  13. Koln, January 24, 1975, Pt. I (Live)– Keith Jarrett

  14. Koln, January 24, 1975, Pt. II A (Live)– Keith Jarrett

  15. Koln, January 24, 1975, Pt. II B (Live)– Keith Jarrett

  16. Koln, January 24, 1975, Pt. II C (Live)– Keith Jarrett

  17. Ruby, My Dear– Thelonious Monk

  18. 'Round Midnight– Thelonious Monk

  19. April In Paris– Thelonious Monk

  20. In Walked Bud– Thelonious Monk

  21. Vienna, Part I– Keith Jarrett

  22. Gymnopédie No. 1– Erik Satie, Phillippe Entremont

  23. Gymnopédie No. 2– Erik Satie, Phillippe Entremont

  24. Gymnopédie No. 2– Erik Satie, Phillippe Entremont

  25. Nocturne No. 20 in C-Sharp Minor Op. Posth.– Chopin, Mikhail Pletnev

  26. Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 9 No. 2– Chopin, Daniel Barenboim

  27. Nocturne No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 9 No. 1– Chopin, Maurizio Pollini


















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