"Debout Congolais" (Kongo: Telama besi Kongo; English: Stand up, Congolese, lit. Arise Congolese) is the national anthem of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was originally adopted in 1960 upon independence from Belgium, but was replaced by "La Zaïroise" when Congo changed its name to Zaire in 1971. It was finally reinstated when Congo was reorganized in 1997. The words are by Joseph Lutumba and the music is composed by Simon-Pierre Boka di Mpasi Londi.
|English: Arise Congolese|
National anthem of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
|Also known as||(English: "Stand Up, Congolese!")|
|Lyrics||Joseph Lutumba, 1960|
|Music||Simon-Pierre Boka, 1960|
"Debout Congolais" (instrumental)
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