The vision of the Emahoy Tsege Mariam (Emahoy) Music Foundation is to extend the legacy of its namesake (aka Tsegue Maryam Guebru). The Foundation is a non-profit organization in the state of Virginia whose mission is to help children in need both in Africa and in the Washington DC metro area to study music. The foundatioin also protects the interests of the artist/composer and facilitates, collaborates with various artists around the world in making use of Emahoy's music.
The Foundation is run by volunteers and had been dormant for a few years because of staffing difficulties. At this time the foundation is revitalizing and would welcome dedicated volunteers who are willing to give their time for day to day activities of the foundation.
The following are urgently needed:
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The Emahoy Music Foundation celebrates the life and musical endowment of Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru, the first classical music composer and solo pianist in Ethiopia. She is an 90 years old nun living in the Ethiopian Orthodox monastery in Jerusalem, Israel.
The Foundation's mission is to create an opportunity for children from less privileged communities to:
become conversant with classical and jazz music genres,
study musical instruments, write music compostions, and perform in public
have support to develop their talent and interest in music, and
lift up their spirit with music by providing music videos and organizing cultural programs in orphanages and in distressed environments.
In Ethiopia, The Emahoy Music Foundation supports disadvantaged children for an opportunity to explore their musical interests and cultivate their talents.