Yilma Hailu Mezmur

Yilma Hailu — Tewahido

Not gonna lie. I am into music from Ethiopia/Eritrea in a major way. But even more so, I am getting obsessed with music of a spiritual nature. E.g., this Ethiopian Orthodox Christian mezmur recording by master Yilma Hailu is making me straight high. (I got this at an all-Christian music shop in Axum.)

Jumping off point alert: Barcelona’s Rádio Web MACBA asked for a podcast so I dug through my tapes and compiled some of my favorite songs of the religious persuasion. Listen and read here.


Side A
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6     


Side B
Track 7
Track 8
Track 9
Track 10
Track 11
Track 12


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

June 7, 2014 at 10:58 pm

Fantastic. A good portion of Radiohead’s catalog was derived from Track 4.

Ludvig Köhlerreply
October 12, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Great cassette! Great bell sounds on track 1.

June 15, 2015 at 7:39 pm


March 7, 2016 at 4:04 pm

Great tape ! Thanks

June 29, 2016 at 2:57 pm

A W E S O M E !

August 10, 2016 at 4:09 am

What’s the name of track 4? it’s really hunting. I want to see if there’s some video for it

February 8, 2018 at 3:32 am
– In reply to: moshik

Sile cherinetih geta temesgeni (thank you Lord for all your generosity(for all your mercifulness))

Claudio Matthiasreply
August 23, 2016 at 1:47 am

After those bells in track°1 amazing hallelujah!

December 6, 2016 at 7:54 am

They great spiritual’s songs. Thanks for sharing.

January 5, 2017 at 4:34 am

That’s fantastic!Thank you very much indeed!

Rudy Carrerareply
December 17, 2018 at 7:13 am

Does anyone know which year this tape was published?

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