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Notes from Ghana #1

Day one. Hayley arrives at the studio early. The bus arrives at the studio early. Just about everyone arrives early and so off we go……early. Traffic is in our favour and so we get to Trudeau airport early. Everything is … Continue reading

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Packing Party

Last night we assembled  all the generously donated school supplies, sports equipment, dental supplies, guitar, kids clothing and shoes together with our extra duffel bags and went to work packing up the bags to take on our trip. We will … Continue reading

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Oh, What a Night!

Last night was our kick-of concert at the NAC Fourth Stage. The room had a capacity crowd, with many of our friends, family and supporters in the community joining us to celebrate the kick-off to our tour to Ghana, coming … Continue reading

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FLasH MoB

If you were downtown least evening near Elgin and Albert Streets around 7pm, you would have seen a bunch of teens in rubber boots and gold shirts hanging around the magnificent Oscar Peterson….then suddenly, they arranged themselves in four lines … Continue reading

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Wow, Donations!

Former Board member, drummer and Baobab supporter Janet Quirt and her friend Karole Kidd-Witiuk dropped into the studio this morning with more than 50 items of handmade clothing for us to take to Ghana for kids in need. These colourful … Continue reading

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In the Studio…

Yesterday, Jona,  Rowan, Augusta and myself were guests on “This Island Earth”, a radio show on CKCU at Carleton University. We played some Bobobo, Kpanlogo and chatted about the upcoming trip to Ghana. The kids were really articulate and we … Continue reading

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Kate Bryant

Kate Bryant, a long time drummer in  Baobab Tree classes, as well as a donor and collaborator, passed away this past Saturday, after a struggle with cancer. I heard the news of Kate’s passing, while we were on the Toronto … Continue reading

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Toronto Tour news

Wow! What a whirlwind weekend we just had! A mix of rehearsal, concerts, social time, and wandering the streets of TO made for a busy but rewarding tour and really set us up well for our Ghana trip in just … Continue reading

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Tour to Toronto

Baobab Youth is heading to Toronto this weekend for performances and some recreational team building time before our upcoming Ghana Tour.  We will perform with the Jubilate Singers of Toronto, under the direction of Caroline Spearing, a colleague of mine … Continue reading

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A busy weekend…

This past weekend saw a lot of activity at the Tree House. Our artist in residence was Kwasi Dunyo, along with his two sons, Kofi and Andrew. As expected, they charmed us all and worked us hard! Public workshops on … Continue reading

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