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Ko-Falen Cultural Center, located in Bamako, Mali is the inspiration of Baba Wagué Diakité, a Malian artist and writer now living in Portland, Oregon. It has been his dream to share the culture of his homeland with the people of his adopted home.

In Bambara, the word ko-falen means “gift exchange.” Ko-Falen Cultural Center seeks to promote cultural, artistic and educational exchanges between the people of the United States and Mali through art workshops, dance, music and ceremony. We believe that a greater understanding and respect between people can be reached through these personal exchanges.


The Ko-Falen ‘GoFundMe’ Building Campaign for our Tutoring Center in Mali was a success! $10,515 of the $10k goal was raised by 121 people in 4 months. Thanks to all who contributed. The students, teachers, and parents of Mali are grateful.

For additional information go to the Tutoring Center Page