Author Archives: kathyarmstrong

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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More Black History Month News

Dominic Donkor & Kathy Armstrong just finished performing a week of concerts beginning with a lunchtime celebration of Black History month at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. They also visited several schools for workshops and performances from Perth to … Continue reading

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NAC0’s 40th Birthday celebration!

Baobab Youth Performers spent a wonderful day on Saturday February 20th onstage and offstage at the National Arts Centre with the NAC Orchestra under the direction of conductor Boris Brott. Joined by some of the ROOTS kids, our large group … Continue reading

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A Memorable Performance

In honour of Black History month, our Baobab Youth Performers gave a concert this morning at Carleton Heights School here in Ottawa. Arriving in time for a short warm-up, we were warmly welcomed by Principal Jim Taylor, and the rest … Continue reading

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