Journey into the heart of Africa as we experience the mysteries and the culture of the Ivory Coast - officially known as Cote d'Ivoire. Step onto foreign soil as we travel halfway across the world without ever leaving the District for a multi faceted unique Friday evening. Join your fellow young professionals for a special day of native food, drinks, music, cultural dancing, fashion, diplomats, film, and more!
A) Cote d'Ivoire Food:
Prepared by a native Chef: You cannot experience anything more native than this! The embassy’s regular chef will prepare a special buffet of dishes native to Cote d'Ivoire. Challenge your palates to the wonderful course (and desserts) as if fresh from his native homeland.
B) Cote d'Ivoire Cocktails (Open Bar):
Sample the best and most unique native beers as well as other African wines and champagne.
C) Special Cote d'Ivoire Musical and Dance Presentation
Enjoy an authentic Cote d'Ivoire tribal dance. Experience a very unique performance of Cote d'Ivoire music and dance, along with a cultural explanation as to the each element's origin, style and meaning.
D) Diplomatic Greeting:
Hear from the Ambassador and feel free to schmooze and network with her and the diplomatic staff, all of whom will be invited to this special evening, and many of whom are expected to attend.
E) Cote d'Ivoire Art:
The embassy as arranged for the presentation of traditional Masks, Attire and Fabrics
as well as other special artifacts and paintings unseen to most Americans' eyes. The staff will be on hand to personally discuss the art's origins and meaning with you.
F) Cote d'Ivoire Cultural Film:
At your leisure, you are invited to watch recurring films showcasing Cote d'Ivoire cities, mountains, borders, landscape, people, tribes, animals (esp. their gorillas), safari tours, everyday culture and much much more.