Embassy Organizes Gospel Concert as Capstone of activities for Black History Month

The U.S. Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire, in partnership with the National Institute of Performing Arts and Culture (INSAAC), organized on February 25, 2015 a gospel concert to wrap up a month of activities in celebration of Black History Month.

The two-hour show featured five different musical acts including, “Under the Sea” from the International Community School; “Ensemble Polyphonique de l’INSAAC”, a choir of the arts school; “Joshua and Caleb and the Golden Fingers” a church group; and the “Abidjan Embassy Community Voices” made up the staff of U.S. Embassy.

Guests at the soiree included students, U.S. Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire Terence McCulley as well as other foreign diplomats. In his welcome address, the Ambassador thanked INSAAC for working with the Embassy to organize this concert. He also highlighted the importance of celebrating Black History Month and said that the event offered an opportunity to share a piece of American history and culture with Ivoirians.