Cântico da Liberdade

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Cântico da Liberdade
English: Song of Freedom
Flag of Cape Verde.svg
Flag of Cape Verde inspired National anthem.

National anthem of  Cape Verde
Lyrics Amílcar Spencer Lopes
Music Adalberto Higino Tavares Silva
Adopted 1996

"Cântico da Liberdade (in English: Song of Freedom) is the national anthem of Cape Verde. It was made official in 1996, before that the national anthem was the same as that of Guinea-Bissau. The music was composed by Adalberto Higino Tavares Silva, and the lyrics written by Amílcar Spencer Lopes.

Lyrics[edit]

Portuguese lyrics English translation
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.
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's precipice
Hope is as big as the sea
Which embraces us
Sentinel of the seas and winds
Unwavering
between stars
and the Atlantic
sing the Chant of Freedom
Sing, brother
sing, my brother
for Freedom is a hymn
and Man a certainty.


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