Le Lion rouge

"Le Lion rouge" (English: "The Red Lion"), also known as "Pincez tous vos koras, frappez les balafons" (English: "Everyone strum your koras, strike the balafons"), is the national anthem of Senegal. It was adopted in 1960.

Le Lion rouge
English: The Red Lion

National anthem of  Senegal
Also known as"Pincez tous vos koras, frappez les balafons" (English: "Everyone strum your koras, strike the balafons")
LyricsLéopold Sédar Senghor, 1960
MusicHerbert Pepper, 1960
Adopted1960
Audio sample
U.S. Navy Band instrumental version (one verse and chorus)

DevelopmentEdit

The lyrics were written by Léopold Sédar Senghor, who became Senegal's first president. The music is composed by the French composer Herbert Pepper,[1] who also composed the national anthem of the Central African Republic, "La Renaissance". The kora (a type of harp) and balafon (wooden xylophone) are Senegalese musical instruments.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Symbolique nationale". Gouvernement du Sénégal. Archived from the original on 2019-02-04. Retrieved 2021-11-30.

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