Baobab Youth Performers began rehearsals with Storyteller Damay Gagnon last night. We were all mesmerized by the fantastic props made by Maureen Clarke……who is also hard at work on a backdrop for the performance. Damay led us through the story, about a little warthog who uses drums to affect big changes in the African Forest, some good, some not so good….. We spent time trying out the props with our dance and drumming. We are using the Ewe piece Zigi to form the musical framework behind the story.
This story, along with others, will be presented on Sunday November 8 at the Ottawa Storytellers event for children at the Library and Archives (395 Wellington). We will also present it at our own Rhythm Café, on Nov 29th here at our studio (415C Piccadilly).