DRUM • DANCE • COMMUNITY …connecting with rhythm!

Baobab Community is a registered charity dedicated to the learning and sharing of the arts of Ghana, West Africa. Our  programming offers regular arts education opportunities for children and youth ages 7 through 18, monthly workshops for adults, 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 has a 25+ year relationship with the village of Dagbamete in Ghana. This relationship has fostered economic development projects, artistic partnerships, international friendships, personal growth and inter-cultural knowledge.

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.


2017-18 Season!

Just returned from Ghana where we took 13 youth and 12 adults from the Ottawa area for a cultural journey! Excited to share some new knowledge in our community, in both our adult and youth programming. Look for details for this coming season on the events page.

We hope you can join us!

Get Involved!

14ME-Baobab-Sheep--3962Our unique program offers people of all ages 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 special events for this season see here!

Try us out!


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