Addisu Worku (Dr)

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Life and ministry

(aka Addisu Werku)

Tibebe, Evangelical Movement, p. 409, n. [n. 22-] 24:

“According to Addisu, the emperor was so fascinated by the songs he heard aired through RVOG [Radio Voice of the Gospel] that he wanted to know more about the singer. Addisu was called by the emperor and held brief, as he desribed, ‘intense conversations.’ The emperor offered him a scholarship in appreciation of his talent so that it could be used for the advancement of modern music in Ethiopia. Addisu faced some bureaucratic hurdles, and as a result, he could not make use of the opportunity offered.”

  • See also general notes on Pentecostal gospel music in Tibebe, Evangelical Movement, p. 174-175 and p. 453, n. 15-17.

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Q: Any cassette released
before AD 2006?

(1) Yemesqelu feqer [የመስቀሉ ፍቅር, The love of the cross]. CD released by _ _ _ 2006.

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vol. 1 (adapted from

(2) Andie qortenal [አንዴ ቆርጠናል, Once we cut it (Google)]. CD released by Talent for Christ, Glendale Heights, USA, 2007. [Vol. aka Ene bebkule]

» Read lyrics on WikiMezmur

vol. 2 (adapted from

Songs in hymn book

God is Here (1981)

Wädase Amlak, vol. 2 (1991f)

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Further reading

Tibebe Eshete. The Evangelical Movement in Ethiopia: Resistance and Resilience. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2009. [See index, p. 471]