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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Who wrote the Congo national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo is "Debout Congolaise" which means in English "Arise Congolese".
Democratic Republic of the Congo's anthem lyrics were written by Joseph LUTUMBA and the music was written by Simon-Pierre BOKA di Mpasi Londi.
Adopted 1960; The Anthem Was Replaced During The Period In Which The Country Was Known As Zaire, But Was Readopted In 1997.
 
 
Listen to Democratic Republic of the Congo national anthem on Youtube
 
Congo anthem lyrics (English translation)
CHOIR
Arise, Congolese,
United by fate,
United in the struggle for independence,
Let us hold up our heads, so long bowed,
And now, for good, let us keep moving boldly ahead, in peace.
Oh, ardent people, by hard work we shall build,
In peace, a country more beautiful than before.
 
VERSE
Countrymen, sing the sacred hymn of your solidarity,
Proudly salute the golden emblem of your sovereignty, Congo.
 
REFRAIN
Blessed gift (Congo) of our forefathers (Congo),
Oh beloved (Congo) country,
We shall people your soil and ensure your greatness.
(30 June) Oh gentle sun (30 June) of 30 June,
(Holy day) Be witness (holy day) of the immortal oath of freedom
That we pass on to our children forever.
 
Note: The words in parentheses are to be sung by a choir; the rest are to be sung by soloists.
 
 
You can find more information about Congo anthem on Wikipedia - See link.

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Congo national symbol: leopard.

Democratic Republic of the Congo flag

Conventional short form country name: DRC.
Conventional long form country name: Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Local short form country name: RDC.
Local long form country name: Republique Democratique du Congo.
Former name of Democratic Republic of the Congo: Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Congo/Leopoldville, Congo/Kinshasa, Zaire.
 
Democratic Republic of the Congo Government Type: republic.
 
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation. 
 
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