Cote d'Ivoire

Embassy of Cote d’Ivoire

2424 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

What to expect:

· Free food and drinks

· Exhibition of clothing, paintings, art and jewelry

· Traditional music and dance, including Zaouli from central Cote d'Ivoire

· Displays and demonstrations of the musical instruments Balafon and Kora


Côte d'Ivoire is a West African country with beach resorts, rainforests and a French-colonial legacy. Abidjan, on the Atlantic coast, is the country’s major urban center. Its modern landmarks include the concrete La Pyramide and St. Paul's Cathedral. North of the central business district, Banco National Park is a rainforest preserve with hiking trails.