Author Archives: kathyarmstrong

Ripples

Today Baobab Youth  performed at the Annual GrannyFest in Ottawa. This is one of four causes we regularly donate our time to. The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign is a simple and powerful force. Their work for the Stephen Lewis Foundation … Continue reading

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Unity

Baobab Youth and students of the Ghana Language and Culture Association came together last night with guest artists Prosper Adjetey and Dominic Donkor for a wonderful show! The performance was the culmination of a month of workshops, and featured Tokwoe, … Continue reading

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NEW YEAR, NEW PLAN!

Happy New Year! It is with great pleasure we announce the completion of our new Three Year Strategic Plan for the Organization. Beginning with community and participant consultation in October, the Baobab Board has been busily working with that input … Continue reading

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Community Awards

Last night Baobab Youth had the privilege of providing some of the entertainment for the Accora Village Amazing Community Awards. The evening was a tribute to all the individuals and partners who have made this neighbourhood (formerly Bayshore Village) into … Continue reading

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Song Keeper

This afternoon’s Song Keeper Coffeehouse was a HUGE success. Big shout out to all the volunteers and the performers, including Dandelion Dance Company and the Nepean High School Choir. The energy was amazing (not only due to the delicious cupcakes … Continue reading

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ROOTS on Fire!

Last night was the final Fall ROOTS session and Open House. What a great event! 14 young drummers demonstrated their new techniques in hand and stick drumming, dancing and singing, some even taking on the lead calls! They also had … Continue reading

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Baobab Fall Donor Drive

Dear Friends of Baobab Community, Baobab has made some important and energizing changes, and we are now  halfway through our two-year transitional time. Our organizational restructuring in 2012, as well as our sole programming focus on youth and children, has … Continue reading

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Bobobo on Sunday

We performed this morning at a wonderful and progressive Presbyterian Church in Ottawa’s East End St David and St Martin’s Church. About 18 members of the congregation met with me Friday night to work on some drumming. This interesting and … Continue reading

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First Gig of the season….

The weather has been SPECTACULAR here in Ottawa for the last couple of weeks and tonight Baobab Youth played our first gig of the season outdoors, as the sun was setting. It was the annual fall harvest potluck of the … Continue reading

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Camp Drumming!!!!

We have just finished a very fun & successful week at Rhythm Trek Camp. We had 13 kids enrolled from ages 7-13. We also had five outstanding volunteers, three from Baobab Youth Performers and two from the Carleton University Music … Continue reading

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