Sosena Gebre Eyesus
Sosena Gebre Eyesus is an Ethiopian artist whose soulful, life-affirming incantations are guided by the gentle strums of her Begena, otherwise known as King David’s Harp. One of the world’s oldest and most beguiling instruments, the Harp of David has been employed as a soother of evil and disturbed spirits since ancient times, and has long been the central instrument used to accompany Ethiopian Orthodox hymns. Sosena Gebre Eyesus is one of its most captivating practitioners, playing the instrument in an utterly entrancing manner as she softly sings songs of devotional reflection. We are delighted to welcome her for her UK debut performance at Counterflows 2020.