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Rhythm Divine

Updated: Apr 12, 2021

Check out the interesting article on the guardian about “the Ethiopian nun whose music enraptured the Holy Land” Here is the link: Rhythm Divine

Jersusalem's classical music lovers honour Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guebrù, 90, after a life devoted to God and the piano

Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guebrù: Jersualem's best kept musical secret for 30 years. Photograph: Gali Tibbon

From a small, spartan room in the courtyard of the Ethiopian church off a narrow street in Jerusalem, a 90-year-old musical genius is emerging into the spotlight.

For almost three decades, Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guebrù has been closeted at the church, devoting herself to her life's twin themes – faith and music. The Ethiopian nun, whose piano compositions have enthralled those who have stumbled across a handful of recordings in existence, has lived a simple life, rarely venturing beyond the monastery's gates.

Read the article in it's entirety, Rhythm Divine


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