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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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Shoe La La!

Sunday saw a very different set up at the Baobab Studio…so different that we had to spill out into the big room of our wonderful landlords, St George’s.  Usually its all about drums, drums and more drums but this time … Continue reading

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New Funding Announcement!

Baobab Community is pleased to announce that we are recent recipients of funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. These funds have made it possible to purchase large mirrors for our walls, to better serve our rehearsals and African dance classes. … Continue reading

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Quiz Night

The Baobab Community hosted our first ever Quiz night last Sunday night. Held at the new Royal Oak pub in downtown Ottawa, more than 90 participants crowded into the space ready to test their memory and recall, while enjoying refreshments … Continue reading

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