Author Archives: kathyarmstrong

Drumming for Hintonburg

Baobab Youth Performers kicked off the new year with a free show at the Hintonburg Community Centre this afternoon.  With an audience of about 50 kids from the  after school program, as well as various parents and staff, the Youth … Continue reading

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Rhythm Café

“We  really enjoyed our time today at Rhythm Cafe. It was so great to see so many young people engaged in an experience that they would not have without the existence of your program. Your description of the program in … Continue reading

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Baobab on Ice!

OK we weren’t quite on ice….but right above it at the Rideau Curling Club here in Ottawa. Baobab Youth performed yesterday at a fundraising Bonspiel for Farm Radio International, an amazing organization that does terrific work in Africa. Curlers (is … Continue reading

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November Indulgence Campaign

As part of our “Footsteps to Ghana” fundraising, Baobab Youth is selling coffee and chocolate during the month of November. High quality fair trade, organic chocolate from Camino & coffee beans from Francesco’s Coffee. Delicious treats that give back! Great … Continue reading

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Pumpkin UP the Party!

Last Saturday was an amazing community fundraiser for our Footsteps to Ghana campaign. The O’Nyon family, friends of Baobab Community,  hosted a pumpkin carving party and house concert with fantastic food and drink. The weather was crappy but that didn’t … Continue reading

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Mighty Popo

So one of my other hats is teaching music at Carleton University, in the School for Studies in Art and Culture. I am teaching a new fourth year seminar course this year  that I got to design from scratch (FUN,  … Continue reading

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Foosteps to Ghana Film Screening

Last night we screened the Footsteps to Ghana film at the fantastic vintage Mayfair Theatre. It was a magical evening beginning with a creative intro dreamed up by Rory Magill. The current Baobab kids filled the aisles with the sounds … Continue reading

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School Visit for Arts Workshops

Students from a grade two class at Queen Elizabeth School here in Ottawa came to the Baobab studio last Friday for a full day field trip. We drummed in the morning, had a lunch break outside and then made beautiful … Continue reading

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Culture Days

Members of Baobab Community participated in Culture Days by drumming at a few events around the city: This past Friday and Saturday Ben C, Rory and Kathy drummed the unveiling of two of the recently installed sculptures on Wellington West. … Continue reading

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A Sunny Day in Wakefield

Yesterday we had the pleasure of performing for annual Great Grannies Concert in Wakefield Quebec. This amazing group of women has been staging this fundraiser for the grandmothers in South Africa for years, and its been our honour to have … Continue reading

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