Bl-OKOTO was established in 1994 as a professional African dance company comprised of highly talented artists and was incorporated in August 1996 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit multicultural performing arts organization in the state of Ohio.
Over the years, we have grown to be one of the most artistically accomplished and stable cultural institute in the tri-state. The organization is highly regarded for its innovative repertory and programming both nationally and internationally.
We envision a world where individuals, families and communities take pride in their cultural heritage while appreciating the cultural expression of others. Our mission is to preserve, promote and share the rich cultural heritage of Africa and Africans using drums, music, dance, food, languages and other arts
As we work vigorously to expand and improve our repertoire and programming, we have earned a reputation as one of the country's finest professional African traditional dance companies and cultural organizations. Our company has been praised by the dance community and the media for the works we have created and produced, and also for being the only outstanding authentic African Dance Company in the tri-state area, (Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana).
Bi-Okoto currently tour and perform in 48 states in the US. Our artists have also toured internationally representing Nigeria in South Korea's Youth Festival, Presidential welcomes in Italy, Germany, Bulgaria and France. In 2003, 2004, and 2005, Bi-Okoto was
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Bi-Okoto (pronounced "Bee-O-Ko-Toe") Cultural Institute, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, established in 1994 as a multicultural arts education performing organization whose mission is to preserve and share the heritage of Africa by using music and dance arts as educational tools to promote cultural awareness globally. They have reached over 275,000 in 48 states nationally and internationally. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)