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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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20th Season Launch

Last Saturday was our launch event for this Anniversary Season. What a day! Current Baobab Youth, alumnae, Board members, volunteers, families, special guests and the general public gathered to kick off our 20th celebrations. Our new tag line “Connecting with … Continue reading

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Camp Week!

What a fantastic week at Rhythm Trek Camp! A group of 16 campers gathered last week each day to drum, dance, sing, play cards, eat together, swim and play games. Coached and guided by 5 wonderful volunteers: Sam, Quinn, Rory, … Continue reading

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Sankofa

Sunday was our final show of the season. As per tradition, we played at the Black Sheep Inn, inviting any alumnae to attend and participate, as well as creating space to honour those who are leaving the group at the … Continue reading

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Talented ROOTS!

Last night the ROOTS class gave their end of session “informance”. They have been working hard and presented the piece Kpatsa as instrumental and then as a dance. They also performed Gahu….but in this case they combined the drumming, singing … Continue reading

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Toronto Tour

Just got back from an amazing tour with the Baobab Youth Performers. Piling into three vans early Friday morning, we went to Toronto to perform, take a workshop with Kwasi Dunyo and sightsee. First stop was a performance at Equinox … Continue reading

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Drumming Your Dreams

Baobab Youth teamed up with the Capital Grannies last Sunday to present a unique event. We screened “Sweet Dreams” the award-winning Rwandan film that weaves themes of entrepreneurship, drumming, ice cream and a country’s rebirth. We began with Baobab Youth … Continue reading

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6 March Celebrations!

Last night at the invitation of the Ottawa Ghana Association, Baobab Youth performed at the Ghana Independence Day celebrations at the Marconi Centre in honour of Ghana’s 58th birthday. It was a really festive night with film clips, speeches, photo … Continue reading

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ROOTS Winter Open House

The Winter session of ROOTS finished up with an open house this week. We played and danced Kpatsa, did the game song Tuwe Tuwe and opened with a magical rainforest soundscape. Thanks to ROOTS alumnus Kate for the photos. The … Continue reading

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December Wrap-Up!

Baobab Youth finished 2014 with a couple of gigs and parties. Last week we gave a performance for the after 4 program at Hintonburg Community Centre. Our new piece Kpatsa was definitely a highlight, as it usually is. The kids … Continue reading

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