- The Majesty of Addis Ababa
- The Royalty of Gandor ("The African Camelot")
- The Mysteries of Lalibela
Tonight, you can travel to Africa for an amazing celebration of Ethiopian culture – without ever leaving the DMV! In addition, this event will be one of the first receptions to officially welcome the new Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Fitsum Arega!
Ethiopia is a country of rich culture, strong heritage and amazing landscapes. Celebrate their culture like you never experienced before! Journey into the heart of Africa as we step onto the soil of Ethiopia, the oldest independent nation in Africa.
This ancient land is a land of stunning natural beauty covering an area twice the size of Kenya, France or Texas. This country offers a rich diversity of culture and geography that captivates any visitor. It contains a mosaic of a people with over 80 different languages, reflecting over 100 cultures.
Join us and the new ambassador as we present a special evening in this majestic embassy as we celebrate Ethiopian culture through food, drink, entertainment, art, film, and our friendly diplomatic hosts
(1) ETHIOPIAN BUFFET:
We will sample cuisine prepared by some of the finest Ethiopian restaurants, specially prepared for the embassy.
Includes:Doro wot, Tibs wot, Alicha wot, Cabbage, Collard green, Red lentils, Split pea, Potato and carrot, Salad, Injera
....PLUS AN AUTHENTIC ETHIOPIAN COFFEE CEREMONY!
(2) ETHIOPIAN OPEN BAR:
Experience and compare the exciting taste of Ethiopian (and regional) wines and beers.
(3) VERY SPECIAL LIVE ETHIOPIAN DANCE PRESENTATION:
Tonight, we will be privy to enjoy the music and dancing through a world-renowned Ethiopian dance presentation. Dressed in full authentic Ethiopian costumes we will be treated to a very unique performance of Ethiopian dance, along with a cultural explanation as to the each element's origin, style and meaning.
(4) ETHIOPIAN ART:
Throughout this embassy, we will be privy to a showing of special African artifacts and paintings unseen to most Americans' eyes. Embassy staff will be on hand to personally discuss the art's origins and meaning with you.
(5) DJ AND DANCING
Following the presentation, our DJ will turn the embassy into an Ethiopan nightlife experience with native and Modern top 40 hits.