Malian National Anthem Lyrics

“Le Mali” is the national anthem of Mali and the Malian national anthem lyrics were written by Seydou Badian Kouyate and the music to the Malian national anthem was composed by Banzumana Sissoko.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Mali

“Le Mali” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Mali in the year of 1962.

Malian National Anthem Lyrics in French

1. A ton appel Mali
Pour ta prospérité
Fidèle à ton destin
Nous serons tous unis
Un Peuple un But une Foi
Pour une Afrique Unie
Si l’ennemi découvre son front
Au dedans ou au dehors
Debout sur les remparts
Nous sommes résolus de mourir

Pour l’Afrique et pour toi Mali
Notre drapeau sera liberté
Pour l’Afrique et pour toi Mali
Notre combat sera unité
O Mali d’aujourd’hui
O Mali de demain
Les champs fleurissent d’espérance
Les cœurs vibrent de confiance

2. Debout villes et campagnes
Debout Femmes Jeunes et Vieux
Pour la Patrie en marche
Vers l’avenir radieux
Pour notre dignité
Renforçons bien nos rangs
Pour le salut public
Forgeons le bien commun
Ensemble au coude à coude
Faisons le chantier du bonheur


3. La voie est dure très dure
Qui mène au bonheur commun
Courage et dévouement
Vigilance à tout moment
Courage et dévouement
Vigilance à tout moment
Vérité des temps anciens
Vérité de tous les jours
Le bonheur par le labeur
Fera le Mali de demain


4. L’Afrique se lève enfin
Saluons ce jour nouveau
Saluons la liberté
Marchons vers l’Unité
Dignité retrouvée
Soutient notre combat
Fidèles à notre serment
De faire l’Afrique unie
Ensemble, debout mes frères
Tous au rendez-vous de l’honneur.


Malian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. At your call, Mali,
So that you may prosper,
Faithful to your destiny,
We shall all be united,
One people, one goal, one faith
For a united Africa.
If the enemy should show himself
Within or without,
On the ramparts,
We are ready to stand and die.

For Africa and for you, Mali,
Our banner shall be liberty.
For Africa and for you, Mali,
Our fight shall be for unity.
Oh, Mali of today,
Oh, Mali of tomorrow,
The fields are flowering with hope
And hearts are thrilling with confidence.

2. Stand up, towns and countryside,
Stand up, women, stand up young and old,
For the Fatherland on the road
Towards a radiant future.
For the sake of our dignity
Let us strengthen our ranks;
For the public well-being
Let us forge the common good.
Together, shoulder to shoulder,
Let us work for happiness.


3. The road is hard, very hard,
That leads to common happiness.
Courage and devotion,
Constant vigilance,
Courage and devotion,
Constant vigilance,
Truth from olden times,
The truths of every day,
Happiness through effort
Will build the Mali of tomorrow.


4. Africa is at last arising,
Let us greet this new day.
Let us greet freedom,
Let us march towards unity.
Refound dignity
Supports our struggle.
Faithful to our oath
To make a united Africa,
Together, arise, my brothers,
All to the place where honour calls.

Malian National Anthem Lyrics

When is Malian National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Mali is normally played or performed during national holidays, especially on the independence day celebrations in Mali. It is also performed throughout cultural and other festivals in Mali, normally marking off the start or completion of such festivals.

National anthem of Mali is also typically carried out in worldwide sporting occasions, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport events.

What is the importance of Malian National Anthem in Mali?

The national anthem of Mali, like other nationwide signs of Mali, represents the custom, history, and beliefs of Mali and its folks. For this reason, it assists stimulate feelings of patriotism amongst the Malian individuals and advises them of their Mali’s magnificence, appeal, and rich heritage.

It also helps join the residents of Mali by one single track or music. During the performance of the Malian national anthem, people of Mali, despite their ethnic distinctions, rise in unity and listen diligently or sing the song with terrific passion.

Sports men and women from Mali also feel an excellent minute of pride when they get a medal at an international sporting event while Mali’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a feeling of having actually made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Mali in schools learn to respect their nation and establish a feeling of unity amongst themselves.