National anthem of Mali
|Also known as||"Pour l'Afrique et pour toi, Mali" or "Afiriki ye ani e ye, Mali" (English: "For Africa and for you, Mali")|
"A ton appel Mali" (English: "At your call, Mali")
|Lyrics||Seydou Badian Kouyaté|
|Adopted||9 May 1962|
"Le Mali" (instrumental)
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It is popularly known as "Pour l'Afrique et pour toi, Mali" (French for: "For Africa and for you, Mali") or "A ton appel Mali" (French for: "At your call, Mali").
The words were written by Seydou Badian Kouyaté and the music was by Banzumana Sissoko. Adopted as the national anthem in 1962, its themes are patriotism, national, and African unity. It states the willingness of the people of Mali to lay down their lives for their nation and for liberty. A common theme throughout the song is the desire to strive for a united Africa. Its music is a traditional European style military march.
It was officially adopted less than a year after independence, by loi n° 62-72 du 9 août 1962. It is traditionally played at state ceremonies by the band of the Garde Républicaine of the Armed Forces of Mali. The Malian Young Pioneer movement of the 1960s translated it in the Bambara language for its rallies as "Afiriki ye ani e ye, Mali".
|French lyrics||Bambara lyrics||English translation|
- Mali: Le Mali - Audio of the national anthem of Mali, with information and lyrics
- Presidency of Mali: Symboles de la République, L’Hymne National du Mali: history and lyrics, updated 13 June 2003.