Baobab Community is a registered charity dedicated to the learning and sharing of the arts of Ghana, West Africa. Our current programming offers regular arts education opportunities for children and youth ages 9 through 18, as well as a summer day camp for ages 7-12. Through social events, performances, educational classes and workshops, participants learn about themselves and their place in the world.
Drumming provides confidence, self-esteem, physical workout and community building. Baobab is a socially responsible organization that gives back to the African community by raising funds and awareness for the village of Dagbamete in Ghana.
Established in 1995, this multi-branched organization has reached thousands of people of all ages in the Ottawa and surrounding area, while affecting lives throughout the world.
Baobab Youth Performers traveled to Ghana in July 2011, for an educational and artistic journey. For three weeks, 24 Ottawa youth and 11 adults immersed themselves in the traditional village life of Dagbamete, hosted by master drummer Kwasi Dunyo. The experiences and stories are entertaining, sobering and life-changing. For a glimpse into these adventures, visit our BLOG. For more general information see Footsteps2011, and check out our short video about the project.
Our unique program offers children and youth a holistic and integrated approach to developing musicianship, leadership and interpersonal skills in a relaxed community context. Join us for West African drum and dance classes, performances, educational outreach programs and mentoring opportunities. See our current class and ensemble offerings here! To check out upcoming concerts and events see here!
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