The National Anthem of Haiti is called "La Dessalinienne" in honor of Jean Jacques Dessalines, Father of the Country's Independence. This Anthem was selected as a result of a national competition, celebrating Haiti's 100 years of independence in 1904. The team Justin L'Herisson as the writer and Nicolas Geffrard the composer, won. The country's moral level at the time was greatly damaged and, this new National Anthem truly repaired Haiti's spirit, restored patriotism; promotes Liberty, Freedom and Self-reliance.
Drapo sila a se nanm tout Ayisyen
Let us, Let us put our heads together
For Haiti in the name of all the Ancestors.
We have a flag like all people
English translation: Sydney Noel, ©Hougansydney.com All rights reserved, 2013
Haitian National Anthem (Creole Version).mp3