Le Lion rouge

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Pincez tous vos koras, frappez les balafons
English: Everyone strum your koras, strike the balafons

National anthem of  Senegal
Also known as"Le Lion rouge" (English: "The Red Lion")
LyricsLéopold Sédar Senghor, 1960
MusicHerbert Pepper [fr], 1960
Adopted1960

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

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The lyrics were written by Léopold Sédar Senghor, who became Senegal's first president. The music is composed by the French composer Herbert Pepper [fr], 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.

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