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LIBERIA : Liberia National Anthem
Liberian National Anthem
National Anthem of Liberia
All Hail, Liberia Hail!

  • Author: Daniel Bashiel Warner (1815-1880)
  • Composer: Olmstead Luca (1826-1869)
  • Adopted: 1847
  • National Day: July 26 (1847) - Independence Day
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  • Further details: The Republic of Liberia was founded in 1821 as a home for emancipated slaves from North America and thus got its name which is a somewhat unorthodox derivative from Latin 'liber' ('free'). Its capital, Monrovia, was named after President Monroe of the United States.

    The text is by DANIEL BASHIEL WARNER (1815-1880) - third President of Liberia (1864-1868).

    The music is by OLMSTEAD LUCA (1826-1869), the tune cannot suggest Negro music in any way. There is no trace of Afro-American or straight African influence. The marchlike beginning is much rather suggestive of a German student song. The trio recalls Viennese beergarden music and old-fashioned military marches. Towards the end there is even a dash of Mozart from 'The Magic Flute'.