ZEM

Musician and singer from Ethiopia

ZEM is a remarkable young woman, musician and singer from Ethiopia. She lost her parents due to natural resources scarcity. Sustainability is her personal story. She plays and sings and communicates through her music with the audience of World Resources Forum 2019 at the plenaries, welcome reception, and in a personal workshop.

ZEM is a sing-songwriter, plays the semi-electric harp in an eclectic way from folk to triphop. ZEM writes and sings in three languages (EN, FR, NL).

ZEM was born in Ethiopia. As an orphan she was adopted by a Belgian/Dutch family and raised in Ghent. She studied classical harp (private student of Susanna Mildonian) and piano and started her career as singersong writer in a hiphop-formation at the age of 16. She participated in ‘The Voice 2014’. From 2017 onwards, her artistic quest gets a whole new dynamic: ZEM returns to her first, great love, the Harp. In 2018 she wins the TV5MONDE public award at the “Concours de la Chanson Alliance Française”.