This website started as a companion to a forthcoming book on Ethiopian gospel music edited by Tibebe Eshete, Samuel Y. Deressa, et al.
Ethiopian Gospel Music Net is here to
- provide additional information on Ethiopian gospel singers and choirs
- offer hymn books and gospel songs [መዝሙር] for online reading respectively listening
- stimulate research and publications on Ethiopian gospel music
- facilitate networking of students and practitioners
Use the menu at the top of the page to access profiles of choirs and soloists. The tab vignettes leads to an overview of gospel musicians of whom we do not yet have profiles, but only some impressions. The resources section contains scans of songbooks and unpublished hymns, bibliographical references and internet links.
For an introduction to Ethiopian gospel music of the 20th century, we recommend excerpts from Tibebe Eshete’s 2009 book, The Evangelical Movement in Ethiopia.
O sing to the Lord a new song,(Psalm 98:1, NRSV)
for he has done marvelous things.