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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) […]
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)
(Sheleqa Girmay Hadgu & Evangelist Tirunesh Yimer)
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Audio (commercial and freemium)
» Check Girmay Hadgu’s (early) tracks on
Popular music (YouTube)
“Ené alantchi alnorem [I Can’t Live Without You]”,
Girmay Hadgu / Mulatu Astatke:
Gospel music (YouTube)
» Listen to gospel music albums
(Sheleqa Girmay Hadgu & Evangelist Tirunesh Yimer family choir)
» Watch gospel songs
(Major Girmay Hadgu & Eva. Tirunesh Yimer family choir)
Major Girmay Hadgu’s life and ministry (4 parts; posted in 2018):
Timkehet Teffera (2020). Life, Work and Legacy of Artist Girmay Hadgu – ግርማይ ሐድጉ (1928 – 2018).
» Read online at Academia.edu.