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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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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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Connections and Culture weekend-20th celebration

What a great success this past weekend was! So many wonderful people, having so much fun with Ghanaian music, dance and food! We must first thank the Baobab Board of Directors who did an outstanding job of pulling all the … Continue reading

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ROOTS Fall 2015

This Fall’s ROOTS class was the largest we have had in a while. Great kids who work well together and did some amazing drumming and singing, which they showcased last night at our end of term open house. They also … Continue reading

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Gigging for Latrines!

Baobab Youth performed at the recent benefit put on by the Rotary Club of Nepean-Kanata, to raise funds for a new latrine system on the village of Dzogadze in Ghana. The concert was organized by Liliane Lalonde-McKennirey, a pianist and … Continue reading

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