Anglican soloists in Ethiopia
Anglican gospel groups in Ethiopia
Nuer choirs at St Luke (Gambela) in 2020:
Background information about Anglican gospel music in Ethiopia
Church Missionary Society workers (esp. Krapf and Isenberg) engaged in Bible translation and literature production. However, they didn’t publish an Amharic or Oromo hymnal.
20th Century until the Ethiopian Revolution
The Anglican Church in Ethiopia aimed at ministering to English speaking people in the capital.
Missionaries affiliated with St Matthew’s church (in the centre of Addis Ababa) intended to create Amharic “revival” songs resembling Orthodox hymns:
- David Stokes († 1985)
There are now dozens of Anglican congregations in Ethiopia, most of them in the Gambela Region.
The Anglican Church published liturgies in several of the local languages spoken in Gambela:
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recorded in 2014:
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