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17 March 2016

Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign for film on Ethiopian Nun Composer Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou

Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign for film on Ethiopian Nun Composer Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou

Hanna M. Kebbede, founder of the Emahoy Tesegué-Maryam Music Foundation and niece of the composer, has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a film about Emahoy Tesegué-Maryam and her work.

Source text and image: Kickstarter

About this project

The Emahoy Tsege Mariam Music Foundation is producing a biopic of the nun musician. Emahoy’s life spans three continents and nine decades, a study in Europe, the Italian occupation of Ethiopia during WWII, preparing to be a concert pianist and a call to monastic life. It is epic. Little is known about her journey both as a musician and as a spiritual figure. Although she had published vinyl records in the 70s it was her solo compositions in Ethiopiques 21 published by Buda Musique that made her world famous. She was 85 years old then, and at the age of 93 she continues to play music and has a sharp mind.

Visit the Kickstarter page: Film on Ethiopian Nun Composer Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou for details about the fundraising efforts and to make a contribution. 


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