Girmay Hadgu (Shaleqa)

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Life and ministry

Aka Girma Hadgu and Girma Hadgo

From Timkehet Teffera (2020):

“Among the masterminds who steered the Ethiopian popular music to its success, Major [Shaleqa] Girmay Hadgu, songwriter, composer and instrument player, deserves great respect and admiration.” (p. 1)

In the early 1950s, he served in the Korean War.
Back in Ethiopia, he joined the Kibur Zebegna music band. (cf. p. 4)

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Husband of Tirunesh Yimer and father of Getayawkal Girmay

Served at Addis Ababa Mekane Yesus congregation

Shaleqa Girmay taught accordion on the music courses at Mekane Yesus Seminary Music Department 1979-1982. (Marianne Nilsson, E-Mail from Dec. 2020)

Albums

POPULAR MUSIC

» Check Discogs.com on entries “Girma Hadgo“, “Major Girma Hadgu” and “ሻለቃ ግርማ ሀድጉ

GOSPEL MUSIC

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Audio (commerical and freemium)

» Check Girma Hadgu’s (early) tracks on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer and Qobuz

Audio (YouTube)

Popular music

Ené alantchi alnorem [I Can’t Live Without You]”,
Girmay Hadgu / Mulatu Astatke:

Ené Alantchi Alnorem (I Can't Live Without You)

Gospel music albums

የሻለቃ ግርማይ ቤተሰብ ዝማሬዎች ቁ 1 የድሮ መዝሙሮች old songs
የሻለቃ ግርማይ ቤተሰብ ዝማሬዎች ቁ 2 የድሮ መዝሙሮች old songs
የሻለቃ ግርማይ ቤተሰብ ዝማሬዎች ቁ 3 የድሮ መዝሙሮች old songs

Video

Songs

Major Girmay Hadgu & Eva. Tirunesh Yimer family choir
(recorded in 2015):

Geta Yalalew Ayihonim! Shaleka Girmay Hadigu family
G & B Ministry   Season 3 Episode 5  PART 1(የቤተሰብ መዘምራን በዓል ክፍል አንድ)
Dec 12:2015 Family Concert (የቤተሰብ መዘምራን ልዩ የመዝሙር በዓል)

Documentary

Major Girmay Hadgu’s life and ministry (4 parts; posted in 2018):

Part 1 የሻለቃ ግርማይ ሐድጉ ዕዛዝ የሕይወት ታሪክ ዘጋቢ ፊልም G&B Production~
Part 2 የሻለቃ ግርማይ ሐድጉ ዕዛዝ የሕይወት ታሪክ ዘጋቢ ፊልም G&B Production~
Part 3 የሻለቃ ግርማይ ሐድጉ ዕዛዝ የሕይወት ታሪክ ዘጋቢ ፊልም G&B Production~
Part 4 የሻለቃ ግርማይ ሐድጉ ዕዛዝ የሕይወት ታሪክ ዘጋቢ ፊልም G&B Production~

Further reading

Timkehet Teffera (2020). Life, Work and Legacy of Artist Girmay Hadgu – ግርማይ ሐድጉ (1928 – 2018).

» Read online at Academia.edu.