The first violinist and pianist from Ethiopia is known as Emahoy Tsgemariam.
Imahoy Tsgemaryam was born to Mr. Gebru Gadata and Mrs. Kasaye Letu in Addis Abeba in 1924.
She did well in Switzerland, where she first learnt to play the piano.
After graduating from high school at the age of 19, she went to the Wolo Gshen Mariam Monastery, and at the age of 21, shemade the decision to become a monk.
The name Ubdar that her parents had given them was later changed to Emmahoi Tsgemariam when they decided to become monks as children.
Since 1992, she has lived in Jerusalem, sometimes known to Christians as the “Holy City.”
According to her family history, Gebru Sadha, her father, first served as Addis Abeba’s mayor in Ethiopian history before becoming speaker of the parliament under Emperor Haile Selassie.
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