Betilehemu (correct pronunciation)

I really did not mean to be posting songs and videos only, but it is what it is, really.
I stand in awe of the following video, for mainly this reason:

—> Betelehemu is a well known Yoruba (Yoruba, being a West-African tribe, culture and language, with its largest group predominantly spread across the SW of Nigeria) Christmas carol.  It’s a song of praise, announcing Christ’s birth in the city of Bethlehem. The arrangement of the song was done by Olatunji and Whalum; and is all the more wonderful, as it is being sung by an almost exclusively Caucasian choir in Yoruba (there are subtitles ;)). It is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy!


3 Comments Add yours

  1. sekastudio says:

    Thanks for the post –very nice performance, at the end of the video you know how YouTube displays options that include replay or watch other videos similar to what you just watched; I got to learn that BETELEHEMU is apparently a popular African Christmas carol performed by several other choirs and music groups! I feasted a little on the variety and loved it!

    1. DeMorrieaux says:

      Yes, I know it is.
      I listened to a few versions sung by different choirs as well, but liked this one best.
      Apparently its particularly liked in America..

      Glad you liked it.. and visit this site so frequently.
      I feel honoured. Many thanks! 🙂

  2. Lisa says:

    Totally one of my favorite performances by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I actually just blogged about the last 10 years of their Christmas concerts.

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