Baobab Youth Performers and St George School celebrated Music Monday yesterday with an interactive concert of West African Drumming Dancing and Singing! Music Monday is an annual event that brings together thousands of students, musicians, parents and community members across Canada to celebrate the gift of music in our lives, on the same day at the same time. The Coalition for Music Education launched Music Monday in 2005.
Sixteen members of Baobab Youth Performers brought the music of Bobobo, Bell Forest and Kpanlogo to the gym at St George School. Parents, teachers, and the whole school population enjoyed a set by the group. Special guests at the performance were members of the St George Choir junior, who sang and danced Ghana Alleluia accompanied by rhythms from the Baobab drummers. Thanks to their wonderful director Magdalena who prepared them well! The highlight of the concert was the performance by eight primary classes at St George School. They have been studying the call and response drumming and dancing of Gahu with me over the last couple of weeks, and all 160 of them participated in a large circle of dancers with about 16 of them playing instruments. We had a great time!