Ko-Falen Cultural Center

Ko-Falen Cultural Center 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, ko-falen means “gift exchange.” Ko-Falen Cultural Center seeks to promote cultural, artistic and educational exchanges between people in the U.S. and Mali. We believe that a greater understanding between people can be reached through these personal exchanges.