Ethiopian Orthodox Church – Begena Misgana

Mezmur with begena: Ethiopian Orthodox Church

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  • liyish says:

    wow.. thanks.

  • RaggedBob says:

    I can’t describe how wonderful and powerful it is.

  • waffiki says:

    thank you so much, it is so soothing and have a feel good factor.

  • anbessa2000 says:

    bad sound recording…but good intentions.

  • Abebe345 says:

    Poetry and praise.

  • smgebru says:

    The Begena IS the Ethiopian Orthodox Church replica of King David’s harp. We use musical instruments from the Court of King David such as the Sistra (Tsenatsil), the Prayer Staff (Mequamiya), the Drum (Koboro) and the Harp/Lyre (Begena). We are also host to the Ark of the Covenant in Axum, Ethiopia.

  • samyaddis says:

    16″For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

  • dmx2025 says:

    when did god said that can some one tell me,nice song tho.

  • blacklightvortex says:

    This instrument sounds uncannily like a Ventures Mosrite surf guitar.

  • abralex says:

    Very nice mezmuz…too long intro

  • tizazu says:

    i dont know much about the detail but according to the bible this instrument(Begena) is what David used to play when he praises God. I hope it helps.

  • gelagdr says:

    we need more !

  • EthioOrthodox says:

    My all time favorite-BEGENNA, ever since i was a kid. It reminds of New Years(Enkutatash) at Raguel Bete christan back in Ethiopia. I’ll never forget one particular guy(abat)praising God with Begenna shaperoning Tabot What a memory. Amaaaaazing. Thx for uploading this video.

  • Klezfiddle1 says:

    Incredible how similar the Begena is to the replica of King David’s Lyre is, which I play…even down to the 10 strings! Does anyone out there know anything about the history of this fabulous African Lyre?

  • voice4orthodox says:

    The depths of Orthodox Christianity continually amaze me.

    Glory to God for His One Holy Apostolic Universal Orthodox Church!

  • hailemikael06 says:

    Wonderful song!

    Thanks so much.

    More would be appreciated!


  • amphibian13 says:

    The literal meaning of “Lene” in Amharic is “for me”.

  • dbadagna says:

    I have a CD by Alemu Aga and he’s using tezeta qenet for every song. So I assumed that was the main qenet used for begena songs. What does “Lene” mean? I’m an American from Ohio, USA and play violin, banjo, accordion, oboe, english horn, and some wind, string, and percussion instruments from China, Thailand, and Vietnam.

  • surafels says:

    Most Yaredawi/Church songs are in the Anchi Hoye Lene kignit. Do you play any instruments?

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  • Vjeya says:

    I love Begena. It is being used to glorify God

  • dbadagna says:

    How interesting to hear the bagena playing in the anchihoy qenet! Do you know the name of this player? Thank you for this video.

  • zshzanTila says:

    ^^i whole heartedly agree. its the most underrated traditional ethiopian form of music/instrument.

  • aamsalu says:

    I wish there were more Begena songs…. thanks binya1

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