Cabo Verde National Anthem

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Anthem History

Cântico da Liberdade (Song of Freedom) is the national anthem of Cape Verde. It was made official in 1996. The music was composed by Adalberto Higino Tavares Silva, and the lyrics written by Amilcar Spencer Lopes.

Anthem Lyrics

Cântico da Liberdade


Canta, irmão

canta meu irmão

que a Liberdade é hino

e o Homem a certeza.

Com dignidade, enterra a semente

no pó da ilha nua

No despenhadeiro da vida

a esperança é do tamanho

do mar que nos abraça

Sentinela de mares e ventos perseverante

entre estrelas e o Atlântico

entoa o cântico da Liberdade

Canta, irmão

canta meu irmão

que a Liberdade é hino

e o Homem a certeza.

Anthem Lyrics English

Sing, brother

Sing, my brother

For Freedom is a hymn

And Man a certainty

With dignity, bury the seed

In the dust of the naked island

In life is precipice

Hope is as big as the sea

Which embraces us

Unwavering sentinel of the seas and winds

Between the stars and the Atlantic ocean

Sing the Chant of Freedom

Sing, brother

Sing, my brother

For Freedom is a hymn

And Man a certainty

Cabo Verde Flag

Cabo Verde Flag

Flag History The ring of stars symbolizes the unity of all parts of the country. The ten stars represent the ten main islands of the archipelago: Sao Tiago, Santo Antao, Sao Vincente, Sao Nicolau, Sal Boa Vista, Fogo, Maio, Brava, and Santa Luzia. The colors symbolize the sky and the sea - blue, peace - white, and the efforts of the people - red.
Flag Date of Adoption 22 September 1992
Flag Symbolism three horizontal bands of light blue (top, double width), white (with a horizontal red stripe in the middle third), and light blue; a circle of 10 yellow five-pointed stars is centered on the hoist end of the red stripe and extends into the upper and lower blue bands

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