Black and White Gala at the Embassy of Ethiopia
- The Majesty of Addis Ababa
- The Royalty of Gandor ("The African Camelot)
- The Mysteries of Lalibela
Ethiopia is a country of rich culture, strong heritage and amazing landscapes. Tonight, we celebrate their culture with a party 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 TTD 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
In addition, while not a “black tie” gala, we are hosting a special “Black and White” style gala, meaning dress to impress semi formal either in predominantly BLACK or WHITE. (preferred, but not required)
(1) ETHIOPIAN BUFFET:
We will sample cuisine prepared by some of the finest Ethiopian restaurants, specially prepared for the embassy.
- Doro Wot Kay;
- Yebab Alicha;
- Minchat Abish Beef Kay;
- Kitfo Tibs;
- Trip Tibs
- Gidden Kekel Lamb;
- Fosila with Carate;
- Ethiopian Eice with Chicken;
- Roast Aroso lamp or Beef;
- Enjera & Bread;
....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) LATE NIGHT DJ:
In the second half of the evening, enjoy the high energy aura of a top African nightclub as your favorite Retro and Modern Top 40 hits fill the dance floor.
(5) DIPLOMATIC GREETING:
Hear from the diplomats and feel free to schmooze and network with the embassy's diplomatic staff and their spouses, all of who will be invited to this special evening.
(6) 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.
(7) ETHIOPIAN FILM:
At your leisure, you are invited to watch recurring films showcasing Ethiopia's cities, mountains, borders, landscape, people, animals, safari tours, everyday culture(s) and much much more.
Suggested Attire: Black and White Creative.
While not a “black tie” gala, we are hosting a special “Black and White” style gala, meaning dress to impress semi formal either in predominantly BLACK or WHITE. (Preferred, but not required). No jens or tee shirts
Directions: Embassy of Ethiopia
3506 International Drive, NW,
(Closest Metro is Van Ness/UDC)
Early Bird Price subject to increase 5 PM Friday
Mar 21, 2014
Embassy of Ethiopia