Herbert Pepper

Herbert Pepper (November 14, 1912 – February 22, 2000) was a French songwriter.

Herbert Pepper
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Born(1912-11-14)November 14, 1912
DiedFebruary 22, 2000(2000-02-22) (aged 87)
in Châteauneuf-Grasse
NationalityFrench Third Republic French
WorksLa RenaissancePincez Tous vos Koras, Frappez les Balafons and 22

Born in Brest, he was the main composer of the national anthem of Senegal, "Le Lion rouge",[1] and that of the Central African Republic, "La Renaissance".[2] He also served in World War II.[3] He died in Châteauneuf-Grasse.


  1. ^ Dobler, Lavinia (1968). National Holidays Around the World. Fleet Press Corporation. pp. 218, 47. ISBN 978-0-8303-0044-0.
  2. ^ Ambassade (U.S.), Central African Republic (1959). République Centroafricaine, Unité, Dignité, Travail.
  3. ^ https://oral.history.ufl.edu/2013/08/01/remembering-herbert-pepper/