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Mali National Anthem for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series)
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By Composed by Banzoumana Sissoko (1890-1987) Arranged by Keith Terrett

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String Quartet Cello, Double Bass, String Quartet, Viola, Violin - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by Composed by Banzoumana Sissoko (1890-1987) Arranged by Keith Terrett. Arranged by Keith Terrett. 20th Century, Multicultural, Patriotic, Traditional, World. 10 pages. Music for all Occasions #5828293. Published by Music for all Occasions (A0.746993).

Item Number: A0.746993

"Le Mali" (English: "The Mali") is the national anthem of Mali, arranged here for String Orchestra. It was adopted in the early 1960s.

It is popularly known as "Pour l'Afrique et pour toi, Mali" (French for: "For Africa and for you, Mali") or "A ton appel Mali" (French for: "At your call, Mali").

The words were written by Seydou Badian Kouyaté and the music was by Banzumana Sissoko. Adopted as the national anthem in 1962, its themes are patriotism, national, and African unity. It states the willingness of the people of Mali to lay down their lives for their nation and for liberty. A common theme throughout the song is the desire to strive for a united Africa. Its music is a traditional European style military march.

It was officially adopted less than a year after independence, by loi n° 62-72 du 9 août 1962. It is traditionally played at state ceremonies by the band of the Garde Républicaine of the Armed Forces of Mali. The Malian Young Pioneer movement of the 1960s translated it in the Bambara language for its rallies as "Afiriki ye ani e ye, Mali".

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