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The Enchanting Music and Generous Spirit of Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou

Ethiopian pianist, composer, and nun Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou turns 99 today, born Yewubdar Gebru on December 12, 1923. The pianist nun is known for her free-spirited piano playing of compositions where notes flit with ease up and down pentatonic (five-note) scales. Her playing is heartfelt and instinctive, skillfully moving around the keyboard without a hitch. The scales heard in …

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