Book, Music sheets, Concerts series
A special tribute project to Emahoy Tsegué Mariam Guèbru—nun, legend, composer. Come familiarize yourself with one of the most important composers that Africa has ever produced.
The project, initiated by Maya Dunietz, and realized in collaboration with Itay Mautner and Naomi Bloch Fortis - Jerusalem Season of Culture, included an extensive book about the composer, her life story and the stories behind her music, and first-ever publication of music sheets. In parallel, a series of sold out concerts showcasing Emahoy Tsegué’s music were mounted at YMCA church in Jerusalem.
For the first time her music will be subjected to new musical arrangements and will be performed live by a group of artists from a range of different backgrounds, and the Israeli public will be treated to a rare insight into her rich musical heritage.
Participants: Omri Mor: Ester Rada: Hiwot Mekonnen who plays and sings Emahoy’s work in English and Amharic; DEJAN who plays traditional Ethiopian music on percussion instruments: Assaf Talmudi who plays her music on the accordion; the choir from the Ethiopian monastery which fill the hall with a feeling of sanctity and sing Christian hymns in Geez (an Ethiopian language); and Maya Dunietz and the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble performing one of her compositions that has been adapted for a string orchestra.
The concert was preceded by a performance of one of Emahoy Tsegué’s pieces in the bell tower of the YMCA that will fill Jerusalem with the special sounds of a musical prodigy.
- See more at: http://2013.jerusalemseason.com/en/content/event/emahoy-tsegu%C3%A9-concert#sthash.73BBE2BS.dpuf