Baobab Youth Performers kicked off the new year with a free show at the Hintonburg Community Centre this afternoon. With an audience of about 50 kids from the after school program, as well as various parents and staff, the Youth Performers got the kids fired up about drumming just in time for the winter session of free weekly drum classes, which begins there tomorrow. These free classes are a partnership between the City of Ottawa and Baobab Community and will be taught by a Baobab Youth Alumni, Ben Holland, now a Carleton University student. Funding from the City of Ottawa helped with the purchase of some cool looking and sounding hand drums from Dave’s Drum Shop and the general cost of the classes.
We are very excited about this initiative!