Theses and Papers

Ashenafi Kebede. The Music of Ethiopia: Its Development and Cultural Setting. Ph.D. dissertation in Music. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University, 1971.

Balisky, E. Paul. African Indigenous Songs and Church Growth. Paper in partial fulfillment of an M.A. Pasadena, CA: Fuller Theological Seminary, Institute of Church Growth, 1972.

Bishop, Sarah. For the Motherland (ለእናት ሀገር): Traditional Music Performance and Nationalism in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. M.A. thesis. Tallahassee: College of Music, Florida State University, 2016 [Online version]

Bishop, Sarah. Music, Ethnicity, and Violence on the Ethio-South Sudanese Border. Ph.D. dissertation. Ohio State University, 2020. [Online version]

Emnet Tegafaw. The Dualistic Tension between Spiritual vs. Secular in the Ethiopian Evangelical Churches and its Implication on the Understanding of Zefen and Mezmur (Spiritual vs. Secular Music). Thesis, Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology. Addis Ababa, 2013.

Leikola, Kirsi. Talking Manjo: Linguistic Repertoires as Means of Negotiating Marginalization. Ph.D. dissertation in African Studies. Helsinki: University of Helsinki, 2014. [Online version]

Melaku Yigezu. Ethiopian Sacred Music: The Life and Accomplishment of St. Yared. D.Min. thesis. Azusa: Azusa Pacific University, 2022. [Online preview (ProQuest)]

Osterlund, David C. The Anuak Tribe of South Western Ethiopia: A Study of Its Music Within the Context of Its Sociocultural Setting. Ph.D. dissertation in Music. Urbana: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1978.

Simeneh Betreyohannes. Music and Politics in Twentieth Century Ethiopia: Empire, Modernization and Revolution. M.A. thesis in Ethiopian Studies. Addis Ababa: Addis Ababa University, 2008.

Steinert, Claudio. Towards a “Liturgical Missiology”: Perspectives on Music in Lutheran Mission Work in South Africa. Th.D. dissertation in Missiology. Pretoria: University of South Africa, 2003. [Online version]

Timkehet Teffera (2018-2019). Ethiopian Popular Music History, Chapter I, Parts I – IV. Online research papers. Berlin. [Papers to be continued; all accessible through Timkehet’s site, e.g. Part IV]

Tesfatseyon Asa. Christian Understanding Towards Secular Songs: With Special Reference to Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Chano Mille Congregation. B.Th. paper. Addis Ababa: Mekane Yesus Seminary, 2020. [Chano Mille is located 10km north of Arba Minch]

Tesfaye Gabbiso. Music and Worship. Practicum project. Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology, 2004.

Tsigereda Siyoum. History of Radio Ethiopia from 1974 to 2000. M.A. thesis in History. Addis Ababa: Addis Ababa University, 2019. [Online version]

Yacob Godebo. The Impact of the Charismatic Movement and Related Tensions on the Traditional Lutheran Worship of the South Central Synod of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus since 1991. Ph.D. dissertation. Chester, UK: University of Chester, 2011. [Online version]