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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of New Caledonia.
Who wrote the New Caledonian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia is "Soyons unis, devenons freres" which means in English "Let Us Be United, Let Us Become Brothers".
New Caledonia's anthem lyrics were written by Chorale Melodia (a local choir) and the music was written by Chorale Melodia (a local choir).
Adopted 2008; The Anthem Contains A Mixture Of Lyrics In Both French And Nengone (An Indigenous Language); As A Self-Governing Territory Of France, In Addition To The Local Anthem, "La Marseillaise" Is Official .
 
 
Listen to New Caledonia national anthem on Youtube
 
New Caledonian anthem lyrics (English translation)
Unofficial Literal Translation
1st couplet
Oh sacred land of our ancestors,
The light which lights the way of our lives,
You invite them to pass on to us
Their dreams, their hopes, their desires.
In the shelter of the columnar pines,
In the shade of the flame trees,
In the valleys of your rivers,
Their heart is always there.
 
Chorus
Let us unite, let us become brothers,
No more violence, no more war.
Let us march, in confidence and solidarity,
For our country
 
2nd couplet
Land of speech and sharing,
You offer to a stranger,
In the tribe or in the village,
A place to rest.
You want to house tolerance,
Equity and respect,
Enfold them with your giant arms,
Oh Land of freedom.
 
[Chorus]
 
3rd couplet
Oh land of multiple faces,
North, South, Loyalty Islands,
Your three provinces are the image
Of your great diversity
We, your children, resemble you
Tempering our memory.
With a single voice, let us sing together:
Land, you are our future.
 
[Chorus]
 
You can find more information about New Caledonian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the New Caledonian national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

New Caledonia
New Caledonian national symbol: kagu bird.

New Caledonia flag

Conventional short form country name: New Caledonia.
Conventional long form country name: Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies.
Local short form country name: Nouvelle-Caledonie.
Local long form country name: Territoire des Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependances.
 
New Caledonia Government Type: parliamentary representative democracy.
 
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