Hanna M. Kebbede
Hanna M. Kebbede is an entrepreneur, writer, and visual artist with a background in nine United Nations organizations and other non profits as an expert in staff training, program evaluation and projects development
Hanna is President and Executive Director of the Emahoy Tsegue Music Publisher, Inc. a subsidiary of The Foundation responsible for publishing, licensing, and marketing the music works of the composer. She is also producer, director of a feature-length documentary film titled, “Labyrinth of Belonging” on the story of Emahoy Tsegue Maryam Guebrou.
As the founder of this Foundation, Hanna served as Board Chair and Executive Director until 2018. She moved to run the Emahoy Tsege Mariam Music Publisher, Inc. and continues to serve The Foundation as Acting Executive Director.
Mary Sutton is a composer and keyboardist based in Portland, Oregon. She has worked extensively with the composer Emahoy Tsegue Maryam Guebrou and helped transcribe and edit 16 of her compositions into a book that was published through The Foundation. As a composer, she performs under the name Saloli, and her first album, The Deep End, was released through Kranky in 2018.
She is also active as a music educator, teaching music theory at Portland Community College as well as private piano and composition lessons. She holds a BM in Music Composition from New England Conservatory and an MA in Piano Performance from Portland State University.
Thomas Feng is a pianist, composer, and DMA candidate at Cornell University, currently at work on a dissertation about Emahoy Tsege-Mariam Gebru. He principally performs and studies music by living composers and underrepresented figures within the (especially American) modernist repertoire. General interests otherwise included music notation practices, rhythmic embodiment, experiences of diaspora, solitary music-making, and archiving. For more information, visit thomasfengmusic.com.