ADDRESS

728 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
USA

CONTACT

baobab.center@yahoo.com

(585) 563-2145

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HISTORY

Baobab Cultural Center

In 2005 Dr. Moka Lantum, from Cameroon, and his wife, Dr. Cheryl Kodjo, decided to open a gallery to share their growing African art collection with the community.  They both realized that just showing the art was not enough.  It was important to share the history of the culture and its influence worldwide.  Thus, the Baobab Cultural Center was born.  It was named after a sacred tree, indigenous to the African continent and traditionally used as a meeting place to discuss important issues of the village.  

 

This enormous tree, which is also known as “the tree of life,” has provided shelter as well as medicine and general nutrition through its seeds, leaves, and bark.  The cultural center has, therefore, become the place to nourish the mind and spirit of every visitor.