Author Archives: kathyarmstrong

Granny Fest

It seems that there is no end to the interesting people I meet through drumming, and the extraordinary situations and communities connected through music. Yesterday I had the pleasure of performing with the Capital Grannies, at the Ottawa Granny Fest, … Continue reading

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CUBE Africa Night

I mentioned a couple posts back about the creative and talented parent community we have at Baobab…this was in full effect last Thursday night when CUBE Gallery owners Don Monet & Becky Rynor (whose daughter Augusta is in the group) … Continue reading

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Preparing for Ghana

Since September, we have been having monthly Ghana trip meetings for the Footsteps to Ghana travellers and their families. Of course a lot of the time has been spent figuring out fundraising initiatives….but we also really want the travellers to … Continue reading

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Kids & Kids

I’m always amazed at how Ghanaian music and dance has the ability to bring so many different ages and backgrounds of people together. Mentoring opportunities are a natural in this music and Baobab Youth Performers are always working with each … Continue reading

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Photo Shoot

Besides the interesting and multi-talented  kids that come through our doors, there are some pretty interesting and creative parents of those kids….we had a chance to work with Ioyan’s dad, Lyndon Goveas, who is a photographer, at the professional Studio … Continue reading

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Fif’ Ma’ch

Mama Yenunya — the queen mother of Baobab Tree Drum & Dance Community, and more widely known as Kathy Armstrong —  was honoured by the Ghanaian Association of Ottawa on March 5th. The occasion was the celebration of Ghana’s independence … Continue reading

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Busy Drumming Times!

Wow, so much has been going on at Baobab Tree in the last few weeks, its been a bit of a blur.  The Baobab Youth performed at two seniors centres in town, the Pallisades and the Hillel Lodge. Audiences at … Continue reading

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Hayley’s 5 years!

Last week we surprised Hayley at the end of a Board meeting with a little party to celebrate her fifth anniversary with Baobab Tree. Many friends showed up from Baobab’s past and present. Hayley de Bie started as our office … Continue reading

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Footsteps to Ghana Contest

Baobab Community is pleased to announce our amazing contest, open from now until June 17, 2011. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from our office or a Baobab Youth member near you. A skill testing question must be answered … Continue reading

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School Performances

Yesterday the Baobab Youth went on the road for a couple of school shows. Two vans full of drums and five vehicles of performers….our first stop was at Churchill Alternative School where Baobab collaborated with the Churchill Lunchtime Drummers, made … Continue reading

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