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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Gabon.
Who wrote the Gabonese national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Gabon 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 Gabon is "La Concorde" which means in English "The Concorde".
Gabon's anthem lyrics were written by Georges Aleka DAMAS and the music was written by Georges Aleka DAMAS.
Adopted 1960.
 
National anthem of Gabon free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Gabon's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Gabon national anthem on Youtube
 
Gabonese anthem lyrics (English translation)
Chorus:
United in the concord and the brotherhood,
Awake, Gabon, dawn is at hand.
Stir up the spirit that thrills and inspires us!
At last we rise up to attain happiness.
At last we rise up to attain happiness.
Dazzling and proud, the sublime day dawns,
Dispelling for ever injustice and shame.
May it rise,rise again and calm our fears,
May it promote virtue and banish warfare.
 
Chorus
 
Yes, may the happy days dreamed by our ancestors
Come for us at last, rejoice our hearts,
And banish the sorcerers, those perfidious deceivers
Who were sowing poison and were spreading fear.
 
Chorus
 
So that, in the eyes of the world and of friendly nations,
The immortal Gabon may maintain her good repute,
Let us forget our quarrels, let us build together
The new structure of which we are all dreaming of
 
Chorus
 
From the shores of the Ocean to the heart of the forest,
Let us remain vigilant, without weakness and without hatred!
Around this flag which leads us to honour,
Let us salute the Fatherland and ever sing!
 
Chorus
 
 
You can find more information about Gabonese anthem on Wikipedia - See link.

 

Gabon
Gabonese national symbol: black panther.

Gabon flag

Conventional short form country name: Gabon.
Conventional long form country name: Gabonese Republic.
Local short form country name: Gabon.
Local long form country name: Republique Gabonaise.
 
Gabon Government Type: republic; multiparty presidential regime.
 
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation. 
 
Presidential is a system of government where the executive branch exists separately from a legislature (to which it is generally not accountable). 
 
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