Helen Berhane - T' kebaeku

Published Sunday 22nd October 2006
Helen Berhane - T' kebaeku
Helen Berhane - T' kebaeku

STYLE: World
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 19238-1784
LABEL: Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Reviewed by Stephen Luff

Helen Berhane is one of over a thousand Christians detained without trial in Eritrea for not belonging to an ''official church''. Helen spends most of her days in solitary confinement inside shipping containers which experience both the heat of the day and the cold of the night. This recording, originally from 2003, contains 10 songs all written by Helen and sung in her own language. The songs demonstrate a talent for catchy songs backed, it appears, by synthesised backing tracks. Unfortunately, the recording quality is poor which can be distracting. However, this is a tribute to Helen's steadfast faith in the face of persecution and a reminder to us all to pray for our brothers and sisters facing such experiences.

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Reader Comments

Posted by D. Ravi Kumar in Vellore, India @ 16:11 on Mar 19 2011

Please someone tell me how to get her CD - T_kebaeku.
I love her song 'Hallelujah Amen'. I am an Indian. I lived in Hagaz for 14 months and in Asmara for 8 months. I bought her cassette when was there which is worn out.

Posted by yonas haile brhane in egypt @ 01:13 on Nov 18 2009


i wish 2010 the year of blessing and pricuose year is for u .

Posted by Albero in SDN @ 08:14 on Nov 8 2009

I know Helen Berhane personally, she is my Sister and blessed daughter of God and she have passed through critical situations which is very difficult to pass a human being through that experience.

She is a good lesson for all Christians.

May God bless her in all her life


Posted by dawit in malta @ 20:59 on Aug 9 2008

first of all i would like to appreciate God that made helen to penetrate through such a miserable days of torture in a ship container . god almighty does never tempt us with evil but tempts our faith inside our heart . so the wage is being saved 4 those like her stay in patience during adventure . may the grace of our mighty warrior be with u more and more and there by your experience of torturing enables us to be in contact with uceise prayor on behalf of our brothers and sisters inthe same manner bless u

Posted by Yun Kim in Taiwan @ 19:31 on Feb 22 2008

She is such an amazing person; I truly admire her strong faith in God and how she perservered through all the tough times she experienced. May God bless her, and may we be thankful that she is finally free!

Reply by ermias angesom in asmara @ 12:51 on May 27 2008

my sister helen first i want to prase my GOD that encourage you to over come the harish life i was in prison in sawa my case was because i tried to crooss to sudan due to many factors that faces me in my life.but on sawa i have seen many christians that are on harish temptation momment by thier faith so because you now the life pray for them on your conference.but i want to say congratulation for you

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Posted by Jerry in USA @ 01:41 on Mar 1 2007

May God bless her for standing to the truth of the Gospel of Christ

You may listen a song of Helen in http://www.dehaiwongel.org/songs/helenberhane/index.html

Reply by hemily in brasil @ 18:20 on Sep 3 2008

Im cristian and have been read about Helen and Hirsi as well. I dont know her songs, I would like it.

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Posted by Paulette in New Zealand @ 20:28 on Jan 29 2007

May God continue to keep you strong in your faith and remember Heaven is our eternal home with Jesus - we are but just passing through, and nothing anybody does can take that away from us or seperate us from His love - God Bless you Helen

Posted by betty in london @ 14:03 on Jan 29 2007

you are such brave person,i am glad that you are out now.may God be with you

Posted by sami in toroto @ 21:04 on Nov 10 2006

as what Lord say he never let us go alone.

Posted by George in London @ 17:57 on Nov 6 2006

Apparently, she was released last week (beginning of November).

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