Seventh Day Adventist Church

… work in progress …


At the beginning significant influence of American and Scandinavian Adventist hymns.

YouTube Channels

Ethiopian SDA

Hope Channel Ethiopia

Mercy SDA


(according to B. Chafamo, 2019):

Abonsa (Kambaata, 2 Amharic cassettes)

Akaki (Addis Ababa, 2 cassettes)

Gimbi Adventist Choirs

Kebena Adventist Choir


Beyan (Kambaata; started 1984 AM; 5 Amharic cassettes)

Desta Anamo (Kambaata)

Mola _ _ _ [Anamo?] (North Ethiopia, now US)

Tefera Wolde Maryam (Pastor)


Well-known soloists (according to B. Chafamo, 2019):

  • Mamo (Kambata) has 3 vols.
  • Beyya (Kambata) has 5 vols.
  • Abera (Kambata) has 2 vols.
  • Aman (Hadiyya) has 1 vol,
  • Pastor Tesfaye (Oromo) has 2 vols.
  • Selamu (Hadiyya) has 1 vol. [in Amharic]
  • Temesgen (Hadiyya) has 1 vol.
  • Pastor Ayele (Hadiyya) has 1 vol.
  • Amen (Hadiyya) has 1 vol. [in Hadiyyisa]

Well-known choirs:

  • Akaki
  • Qabbana (Addis Ababa)
  • Arus (Oromiya)
  • Hawwasa (Sidama),
  • Abbonsa (Kambata)
  • Gimbichu (Hadiyya) 

For further inquiry

Helen Afework Woldemichael
Editor of the SDA hymn book and Director of Choral Music at Forest Lake Academy (Florida)
» Visit Helen Afework’ Facebook page

Eastern Ethiopia Union Mission
» See entry with contact data in Adventist Yearbook


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