|English: The Congolese|
National anthem of Republic of the Congo
|Lyrics||Jacques Tondra and Georges Kibanghi|
|Music||Jean Royer and Joseph Spadilière|
"La Congolaise" (The Congolese) is the national anthem of the Republic of the Congo. The anthem was adopted upon independence in 1959, replaced in 1969 by Les Trois Glorieuses, but reinstated in 1991. The lyrics were written by Jacques Tondra and Georges Kibanghi, and the music was composed by Jean Royer and Joseph Spadilière.
|French lyrics||English translation|
- La Semaine africaine 378, 29 November 1959, cited by Silvère NGOUNDOS IDOURAH and Nicole DOCKES-LALLEMENT, Justice et pouvoir au Congo-Brazzaville, 1958-1992, la confusion des rôles, L'Harmattan, Paris, 2001, ISBN 2-7475-1319-X, 9782747513197
- Republic of the Congo: La Congolaise - Audio of the national anthem of the Republic of the Congo, with information and lyrics