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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Colombia.
Who wrote the Colombian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Colombia 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 Colombia is "Himno Nacional de la Republica de Colombia" which means in English "National Anthem of the Republic of Colombia".
Colombia's anthem lyrics were written by Rafael NUNEZ and the music was written by Oreste SINDICI.
Adopted 1920; The Anthem Was Created From An Inspirational Poem Written By President Rafael NUNEZ.
 
National anthem of Colombia free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Colombia's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Colombia national anthem on Youtube
 
Colombian anthem lyrics (English translation)
Oh, unfading glory!
Oh, inmortal joy!
In furrows of pain,
the good now germinates. (Repeat)
((Repeat all))
 
The fearful night has ceased.
The Sublime Liberty
shines forth the dawning
of its invincible light.
The whole mankind,
moaning in chains,
understands the words
of the one who died on the cross.
 
"Independence!" shout
the American world;
The land of Columbus.
Is bathed in heroes' blood.
But this great beginning;
"The king is not sovereign",
resounds, and those who suffer
bless their passion.
 
The Orinoco's bed
Is heaped with plunder,
The river runs
With blood and weeping.
In Bárbula
neither soul nor eyes,
know whether to feel shock
or to suffer fright.
 
On the shores of the Caribbean,
the famished people fight,
choosing the horrors
over fickle health.
O, aye! for Cartagena
heavy is the hardship,
but her virtue
disdains death's rubble.
 
From Boyacá in the fields,
the genius of glory,
for every ear a hero
undefeated crowned.
Soldiers without breastplate
won the victory;
their virile breath
as a shield served them.
 
Bolívar crosses the Andes
that two oceans bathe,
swords as sparks
shine in Junín.
Untameable centaurs
descend to the plains,
and a prescience begins to be felt,
the epic' end has come.
 
The victorious trumpet
in Ayacucho loudly thunders,
that in every triumph grows
its formidable sound.
In its expansive thrust
Liberty is worn for the first time,
from the American sky
forming up a pavilion.
 
In agony, the Virgin
Tears out her hair,
and bereft of her love,
leaves it to hang on a cypress.
Regretting her hope
that cover a cold headstone,
but glorious pride
hallows her fair skin.
 
Thus the motherland is formed,
Thermopylaes are breaking forth;
constellation of cyclops
its night brightened.
The trembling flower
finding the wind mortal,
underneath the laurels
its safety sought.
 
But it's not complete glory
to defeat in battle,
that the arm that fights
is encouraged by truth.
For independence alone
The great clamour doesn't silence;
if the sun illuminates everyone,
justice is liberty.
 
From men the rights
Nariño's preaching,
the soul of struggle
was prophetically taught.
When Ricaurte in San Mateo,
in atoms flying,
"Duty before life,"
with flames he wrote.
 
You can find more information about Colombian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Colombian national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Colombia
Colombian national symbol: Andean condor.

Colombia flag

Conventional short form country name: Colombia.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Colombia.
Local short form country name: Colombia.
Local long form country name: Republica de Colombia.
 
Colombia Government Type: republic; executive branch dominates government structure.
 
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation. 
 
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