Burkinabe National Anthem Lyrics

“Une Seule Nuit” is the national anthem of Burkina Faso and the Burkinabe national anthem lyrics were written by Thomas Sankara and the music to the Burkinabe national anthem was composed by Thomas Sankara.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Burkina Faso

“Une Seule Nuit” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Burkina Faso in the year of 1984.


Burkinabi National Anthem Lyrics in French

1. Contre la férule humiliante il y a déjà mille ans,
La rapacité venue de loin les asservir il y a cent ans.
Contre la cynique malice métamorphosée
En néocolonialisme et ses petits servants locaux
Beaucoup flanchèrent et certains résistèrent.
Mais les échecs, les succès, la sueur, le sang
Ont fortifié notre peuple courageux et fertilisé sa lutte héroïque.

Chorus:
Et une seule nuit a rassemblée en elle
L’histoire de tout un peuple.
Et une seule nuit a déclenché sa marche triomphale
Vers l’horizon du bonheur.
Une seule nuit a réconcilié notre peuple
Avec tous les peuples du monde,
A la conquête de la liberté et du progrès
La patrie ou la mort, nous vaincrons.

2. Nourris à la source vive de la Révolution.
Les engagés volontaires de la liberté et de la paix
Dans l’énergie nocturne et salutaire du 4 août
N’avaient pas que les armes à la main, mais aussi et surtout
La flamme au coeur pour legitimement libérer
Le Faso à jamais des fers de tous ceux qui
Çà et là en poluaient l’âme sacrée de l’indépendance, de la souveraineté.

Chorus

3. Et séant désormais en sa dignité recouvrée
L’amour et l’honneur en partage avec l’humanité,
Le peuple du Burkina chante un hymne à la victoire,
A la gloire du travail libérateur, émancipateur.
A bas l’explotation de l’homme par l’homme!
Hé en avant pour le bonheur de tout homme,
Par tous les hommes aujourd’hui et demain, par tous les hommes ici et pour toujours!

Chorus

4. Révolution populaire notre sève nourricière.
Maternité immortelle du progrès à visage d’homme.
Foyer éternel de démocratie consensuelle,
Où enfin l’identité nationale a droit de cité,
Où pour toujours l’injustice perd ses quartiers,
Et où, des mains des bâtisseurs d’un monde radieux
Mûrissent partout les moissons de væux patriotiques, brillent les soleils infins de joie.

Chorus

Burkinabi National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. Against the humiliating bondage of a thousand years
Rapacity came from afar to subjugate them for a hundred years.
Against the cynical malice in the shape
Of neo-colonialism and its petty local servants.
Many gave in and certain others resisted.
But the frustrations, the successes, the sweat, the blood
Have fortified our courageous people and fertilized its heroic struggle.

Chorus:
And one single night has drawn together
The history of an entire people,
And one single night has launched its triumphal march.
Towards the horizon of good fortune.
One single night has brought together our people
With all the peoples of the World,
In the acquisition of liberty and progress.
Motherland or death, we shall conquer.

2. Nourished in the lively source of the Revolution,
The volunteers for liberty and peace
With their nocturnal and beneficial energies of the 4 of August
Had not only hand arms, but also and above all
The flame in their hearts lawfully to free
Faso forever from the fetters of those who
Here and there were polluting the sacred soul of independence and sovereignty.

Chorus

3. And seated henceforth in rediscovered dignity,
Love and honour partnered with humanity,
The people of Burkina sing a victory hymn
To the glory of the work of liberation and emancipation.
Down with exploitation of man by man!
Forward for the good of every man
By all men of today and tomorrow, by every man here and always!

Chorus

4. Popular revolution our nourishing sap.
Undying motherhood of progress in the face of man.
Eternal hearth of agreed democracy,
Where at last national identity has the right of freedom.
Where injustice has lost its place forever,
And where from the hands of builders of a glorious world
Everywhere the harvests of patriotic vows ripen and suns of boundless joy shine.

Chorus
Burkinabe National Anthem Lyrics

When is Burkinabe National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Burkina Faso is generally played or sung throughout national holidays, specifically on the independence day events in Burkina Faso. It is also performed throughout cultural and other celebrations in Burkina Faso, typically marking off the beginning or completion of such festivals.

National anthem of Burkina Faso is also frequently carried out in global sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport events.


What is the importance of Burkinabe National Anthem in Burkina Faso?

The national anthem of Burkina Faso, like other national symbols of Burkina Faso, represents the tradition, history, and beliefs of Burkina Faso and its citizens. Hence, it assists evoke feelings of patriotism amongst the Burkinabe people and advises them of their Burkina Faso’s magnificence, charm, and rich heritage.

It also assists unify the people of Burkina Faso by one single record or music. During the performance of the Burkinabe national anthem, citizens of Burkina Faso, regardless of their ethnic distinctions, rise in unity and listen diligently or sing the song with excellent passion.

Sports males and females from Burkina Faso also feel a great moment of pride when they get a medal at an international sporting occasion while Burkina Faso’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a feeling of having made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Burkina Faso in schools learn to appreciate their nation and develop a sense of unity among themselves.