Central African Republic


The melody of the anthem was composed by the same person who wrote the melody for the Senegalese anthem, a French ethnomusicologist who went to the Central African Republic to study the local music and was asked by Barthélémy Boganda, later the first prime minister of the country who was killed shortly before independence, to put to music the lyrics of the national anthem that he wrote.

Special thanks to: Jo Hyo-roe for the sheet music.