Ivorian Music

Ivory Coast

The Ivory Coast is located in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia.

Ivorian Musical Genres

Alloucou is a percussion driven musical genre from the region of Bété in the Ivory Coast. It inspired the popular dance music known as Zouglou.

Coupé décalé is an upbeat sound of Ivory Coast, a dance craze which can be heard throughout francophone Africa. It has roots in both Congolese soukous and Ivorian zouglou. It emerged at the height of the Ivorian crisis around 2002-2003, first in Paris, but it quickly spread to Ivory Coast, to Africa and the rest of the world.

Ivorian Musicians

Alpha Blondy
Azouhouni Adou
Dobet Gnahoré
Sekouba Diakite
Fatoumata Diawara