Benin national anthem song

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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Benin.
Who wrote the Beninese national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Benin officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem’s mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.


The National anthem of Benin is “L’Aube Nouvelle” which means in English “The Dawn of a New Day”.
Benin’s anthem lyrics were written by Gilbert Jean DAGNON and the music was written by Gilbert Jean DAGNON.
Adopted 1960.
Beninese anthem lyrics (English translation)
Formerly, at her call, our ancestors
Knew how to engage in mighty battles
With strength, courage, ardour, and full of joy, but at the price of blood.
Builders of present, you too, join forces
Each day for the task stronger in unity.
Build without ceasing for posterity.
Children of Benin, arise!
The resounding cry of freedom
Is heard at the first light of dawn,
Children of Benin, arise!
When all around there blows a wind of anger and hate:
Citizen of Benin be proud, and in a calm spirit
Trusting in the future, behold your flag!
In the green you read hope of spring;
The red signifies the courage of your ancestors;
The yellow foretells the greatest treasures.
Beloved Benin, your sunny mountains, palm trees, and green pastures
Show everywhere your brightness;
Your soil offers everyone the richest fruits.
Benin, from henceforth your sons are united
With one brotherly spirit sharing the hope of seeing you
Enjoy abundance and happiness forever.
Beninese national symbol: leopard.
Conventional short form country name: Benin.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Benin.
Local short form country name: Benin.
Local long form country name: Republique du Benin.
Former name of Benin: Dahomey.
Benin Government Type: republic.
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people’s elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation.ֲ

Benin national anthem on Youtube

You can find more information about Beninese anthem on Wikipedia – See link. Sheet Music: View the Beninese national anthem sheet music – See link.
National anthem of Benin free mp3 download Press to download the mp3 file of Benin’s National anthem – See link (file source: cia world factbook).