Wacheva Cultural Arts
Wacheva Cultural Arts is an organization that presents and supports multicultural dance, drum, and fitness programming in the Central New York community. Wacheva is a not-for-profit organization with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status
Wacheva Cultural Arts, Inc. was founded to promote the creative and educational development of youth, families, and adults by implementing arts and cultural experiences from around the world in the form of classes, performances, and fostering community.
Artistic director and founder, Biboti Ouikahilo, created the vision for Wacheva Cultural Arts in July 1994 in the Ivory Coast, West Africa. In 1997, Biboti moved to the United States and spent six years sharing his art and culture in New York City. In 2003, Biboti ventured to Syracuse, NY, and recreated Wacheva to spread its mission throughout the CNY schools and communities.
The neighborhood support began 14 years ago when Biboti first moved to the area and began teaching his weekly classes at the Westcott Community Center. It was there Wacheva began to grow as an organization and as a community.
2003 to 2008 for five years, Wacheva was operated as an at-home office, Biboti Ouikahilo providing the University community with performances, workshops, lectures, demonstrations and two weekly adult classes in African dance classes by renting space at various locations.
In January 2008, Wacheva received a not-for-profit, 501c3 tax- exempt status.
On September 8, 2009, Wacheva Cultural Arts, Inc. opened multicultural Dance, Drum and Wellness Studio for the Good of our community.
Wacheva Board of Directors Members Meets 3 times yrs
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117 Harvard Place
Syracuse, NY 13210