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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Burkina Faso.
Who wrote the Burkinabe national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Burkina Faso officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Burkina Faso is "Le Ditanye" which means in English "Anthem of Victory".
Burkina Faso's anthem lyrics were written by Thomas SANKARA and the music was written by Thomas SANKARA.
Adopted 1974; Also Known As "Une Seule Nuit" (One Single Night), Burkina Faso's Anthem Was Written By The Country's President, An Avid Guitar Player.
 
National anthem of Burkina Faso free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Burkina Faso's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Burkina Faso national anthem on Youtube
 
Burkinabe anthem lyrics (English translation)
Against the humiliating bondage of a thousand years
Rapacity came from afar to subjugate them for a hundred years.
Against the cynical malice in the shape
Of neo-colonialism and its petty local servants.
Many gave in and certain others resisted.
But the frustrations, the successes, the sweat, the blood
Have fortified our courageous people and fertilized its heroic struggle.
 
Chorus:
And one single night has drawn together
The history of an entire people,
And one single night has launched its triumphal march.
Towards the horizon of good fortune.
One single night has brought together our people
With all the peoples of the World,
In the acquisition of liberty and progress.
Motherland or death, we shall conquer.
Nourished in the lively source of the Revolution,
The volunteers for liberty and peace
With their nocturnal and beneficial energies of the 4th of August
Had not only hand arms, but also and above all
The flame in their hearts lawfully to free
Faso forever from the fetters of those who
Here and there were polluting the sacred soul of independence and sovereignty.
 
Chorus
 
And seated henceforth in rediscovered dignity,
Love and honour partnered with humanity,
The people of Burkina sing a victory hymn
To the glory of the work of liberation and emancipation.
Down with exploitation of man by man!
Forward for the good of every man
By all men of today and tomorrow, by every man here and always!
 
Chorus
 
Popular revolution our nourishing sap.
Undying motherhood of progress in the face of man.
Eternal hearth of agreed democracy,
Where at last national identity has the right of freedom.
Where injustice has lost its place forever,
And where from the hands of builders of a glorious world
Everywhere the harvests of patriotic vows ripen and suns of boundless joy shine.
 
Chorus
 
 
You can find more information about Burkinabe anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Burkinabe national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Burkina Faso
Burkinabe national symbol: white stallion.

Burkina Faso flag

Conventional short form country name: Burkina Faso.
Conventional long form country name: none.
Local short form country name: Burkina Faso.
Local long form country name: none.
Former name of Burkina Faso: Upper Volta, Republic of Upper Volta.
 
Burkina Faso Government Type: parliamentary republic.
 
A parliamentary republic or parliamentary constitutional republic is a type of republic that operates under a parliamentary system of government where the executive branch (the government) derives its legitimacy from and is accountable to the legislature (the parliament).
 
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