Author Archives: kathyarmstrong

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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Rhythm Trek Camp

“I liked how everyone drums and it sounds sirously good and it makes real music. I like the Gahu dance and drumming because it makes my upsidedown frown UP! I am 9 years old, my name is Nasteho.” Last week … Continue reading

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Drumming in Kingston

Yesterday I drove to Kingston and picked up Kofi Dunyo who had bussed in from Toronto. We are teaching for the week at a wonderful camp for kids called Pushing Boundaries. Its an arts camp with drumming, singing, visual art … Continue reading

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Community Connections

Yesterday members of Baobab Youth spent a fun hour with a very hip group of kids from the Carlington After School Program. We played a short concert and then taught them some rhythms from Kpanlogo one of our more popular … Continue reading

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More Toronto Tour news

Had a terrific day yesterday. We started quite a bit later so everyone was more rested. We headed down to the distillery district where there was an artisan fair, including a woman selling beads from Ghana. There was a little … Continue reading

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Toronto Tour

We are having a great time here. Trip down was a breeze. Everyone had a great hang on Thursday night with games, piano playing and snacks, and host kids are thrilled to have so many teenagers around. Everyone got to … Continue reading

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Cool Gig

So, last night Baobab Youth had an invitation to perform for an event for the Alliance Against Malaria, an organization that counts Tony Blair among its patrons. What an incredible and dedicated group of people! The event was held at … Continue reading

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