Aster Dibaba

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Life and ministry

Aster Dibaba was born in _ _ _ (Dembi Dollo area?) in 1949 (according to her FB page)

She was a member of Light of Life Girls’ School Choir

Aster Dibaba led the Hibret Amba Kale Heywet Choir from _ _ _ to _ _ _.

She recorded a cassette with Oromo gospel songs in the USA in 1992.

Having lived in the Seattle area for about 30 years, Aster Dibaba and her husband returned to Ethiopia after his retirement (around 2012?).


(1) Galata Waaqayyoo [Praise be to God]. Cassette with Oromo gospel songs distributed by Anna Simbero Ministries, Seattle, WA, 1992.

The songs are mainly from the Macaafa Faarsa published by Bethel Ev. Church (some of the songs are included in the EECMY hymnal Galata Waaqayyoo, 1998):

Yaa Abbaa keenya (GW 287)Ganama yommun (GW 160)
Iddoon Yesus (GW 231)Yaa Yesus na’hin… (not in GW)
Waaqayyo tiksee (GW 237)Yaa Waaq eda (not in GW)
Ani sin fedha (GW 286)Sabni lafa irraa (GW 12)
Yoo goftaadhaani (not in GW)Awaala keessaa (not in GW)
Waaqayyo akkana (GW 148)Kan akka Yesus (not in GW )


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