Gebru, Emahoy Tsege Mariam: Jerusalem (Vinyl LP)
Gebru, Emahoy Tsege Mariam: Jerusalem (Vinyl LP)

Gebru, Emahoy Tsege Mariam: Jerusalem (Vinyl LP)

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From beloved composer Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru, a revelatory new album of piano pieces, unreleased or virtually inaccessible until now! Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru is a true original – an Ethiopian nun whose recordings have funded orphanages back home since the early ’60s. Her compositions and unique playing style live somewhere between Erik Satie, Debussy, liturgical music of the Coptic Ethiopian Church, and Ethiopian traditional music. It is some of the most moving piano music you will ever hear.

This is the first archival release of the great composer’s recordings since the Éthiopiques series reintroduced her music to the world in 2006. Drawn from original master tapes and a nearly impossible-to-find vinyl release, Jerusalem unveils profound new facets of Emahoy Gebru’s performance and compositions. The record picks up where the last two Mississippi releases left off, with tracks from her 1972 album Hymn of Jerusalem, of which only a handful of copies are known to exist.
  1. Famine Disaster 1974
  2. Home of Beethoven
  3. Jerusalem
  4. Aurora
  5. Quand La Mer Furieuse Side
  6. Have You Seen Assayehegn?
  7. Extract from Rainbow Sonata
  8. Woigaye, Don’t Cry Anymore
  9. Farewell Eve
  10. The Pilgrim Song



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