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Uruguay's great national anthem - sung by the people of Montevideo! With English translation

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Uruguay's brilliant national anthem sung (and played) by the people of Montevideo! I made this on a recent trip to the country where I was researching the anthem and its composers, Francisco Jose Debali and Francisco Acunda de Figueroa. As you can see, most people seem to enjoy singing it. The candombe drummers at the start I just stumbled across in the street. I unfortunately didn't have the time to find an orchestra to film the fantastic and fantastically long musical introduction, or do the many verses, so please look those up elsewhere. If you'd like to find out the fascinating and - at times - tragic story behind the anthem, then buy my book, 'Republic or Death: Travels in Search of National Anthems', available from all good bookshops and plenty of bad ones from 27 August. For those who want to sing along, here are the words: Orientales, la Patria o la Tumba! Libertad o con gloria morir! Orientales, la Patria o la Tumba! Libertad o con gloria morir! Es el voto que el alma pronuncia, Y que heroicos sabremos cumplir! Es el voto que el alma pronuncia, Y que heroicos sabremos cumplir! Que sabremos cumplir! Es el voto que el alma pronuncia, Y que heroicos sabremos cumplir! Que sabremos cumplir! Da-da-da, da-da, da-dah! Sabremos cumplir! Da-da-da, da-da, da-dah! Sabremos cumplir! Sabremos cumplir! Da! Dddddaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!!!