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Waiting to go onstage….

A few shots that I took while we were backstage waiting to perform at the Ottawa Children’s Gala …these are the magic moments in many ways ;)  

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Rhythm Café

A REALLY great fundraiser for Baobab Community happened this past weekend! Drumming and dancing by Baobab Youth and ROOTS kids Special guest, actor and  poet  PrufRock Shadowrunner did a spoken word mash-up with our Danse Guerriere and Bell Forest pieces. … Continue reading

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Around the World in Song

Last night Baobab Youth performed with the Castenchel Choir under the wonderful direction of Lee Carter. Other guests were the Fiddleheads! It was a beautiful evening in the old church in Chelsea, Quebec. We played to a packed audience of … Continue reading

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36 power hours!

What a kick off ! In the space of two days Baobab Community launched ourselves into the new season! Tuesday was a fantastic lunchtime event on Parliament Hill supporting the upcoming Global Fund Replenishment Conference in Montreal. One.org along with … Continue reading

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Summer Camp

Our annual Rhythm Trek Camp was a blast! We had 17 campers, 5 amazing volunteers and 5 artistic staff this year! Thanks to the Nepean-Kanata Rotary Club for their generous contribution towards the camp! We did some Tokwoe stick drumming … Continue reading

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Sankofa weekend

Thanks to everyone for your contributions to make the final 20th celebration so successful and meaningful. The Baobab Youth Performers did a stellar artistic job on their own and with co-performers by their side! A memorable piece was Bell Forest … Continue reading

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Mental Health Matters

The First week of May is designated as Mental Health Week by the Canadian Mental Health Association . It’s an annual national event that encourages people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect, and engage with others on … Continue reading

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AGM (Awesome Greet & Meet)

Today was truly the most spectacular weather day Ottawa has seen in months. And it was also the date of our Annual General Meeting where we share with our community thoughts about where we have been recently, where we are … Continue reading

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Toronto/Ottawa Youth Connection!

At rehearsal this week we hosted members of the talented music department from Riverdale C.I. in Toronto. Teachers Nancy Flood and Camilla Rayman and I have been communicating for a couple of months to set this up. On a four … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Baobab Youth Performers performed a couple pieces at  the OCISO (Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization)  “Refugee Welcome Event” this afternoon at the Jim Durrell Community Centre. It was a very moving experience!  The gathering exceeded OCISO’s hopes for attendance…more than … Continue reading

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