A few years ago we started the tradition of honouring the youth who are leaving the group with a special concert.
“Sankofa” is a Ghanaian Adinkra symbol that teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward. That is, we should reach back and gather the best of what our past has to teach us, so that we can achieve our full potential as we move forward.
Like any educational programs, our group is cyclical and every few years there are a bunch of kids that are graduating…this year we say goodbye to Claire, Sara, Danielle, Claudia, Ben, Zach, Dan, Hudson, Peter, Rowan and Willow. Some of these youth have been with us as long as eight years! Very hard to say goodbye, yet a chance for the younger ones to take on new challenges next season.
The Black Sheep Inn performance yesterday was amazing…..lots of fantastic drumming, singing and dancing, beginning with an outdoor Takai and finishing with a Gahu , featuring a surprise guest performance on lead drum by Nani Agbeli, son of the late Godwin Agbeli. The audience was a packed house of supporters…many who are parents of those leaving…there were lots of magical moments and great energy for sure. Thanks to Doug Brittain for the great photos!