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Prior to its occupation by Europeans, Cte d'Ivoire was home to several important states, including  Gyaaman, the Kong Empire, and the Baoule. There were also two Anyi kingdoms, Indni and Sanwi, which attempted to retain their separate identity through the French colonial period, and even beyond, after Cote D'Ivoire's independence.  An 18431844 treaty made Cte d'Ivoire a protectorate of France and in 1893, it became a French colony as part of the European "Scrapple for the African Apple"

Once hailed as a model of stability, Ivory Coast has slipped into the kind of internal strife that has plagued many African countries. An armed rebellion in 2002 split the nation in two. Since then, peace deals have alternated with renewed violence as the country has slowly edged its way towards a political resolution of the conflict. 

Bordering Liberia, Guinea,  Mali,  Burkino Faso  and Ghana....we begin to see more of the traditional African influence in Cote D'Ivoire....Djembe drumming is still strong....and traditional dance  is still very much part of expressive culture...!!

Traditional Music and Dance...!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOHs7vmpPBc

Juiicy Liips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvL8jumgH5c

Magic System......Popo Dipo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7dqFtzYBYY

Diom De Kossa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD_WC6wGQOQ

Gnahore Djimi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLbPGg64cFc

Nahounou Paulin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY5j1Ync3gQ

 


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