Author Archives: kathyarmstrong

Boston-Final Day

Everyone slept in on our final morning. On purpose…we wanted to get a good rest,  as sore throats were starting to emerge and we knew we had a challenging workshop with Nani Agbeli later in the afternoon. The youth themselves … Continue reading

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Downtown Boaston

We had a great day in downtown Boston yesterday. The weather was pretty crappy but we kept to our schedule and really enjoyed ourselves! We started with a tour of Paul Revere’s house which was built in the 1600’s and … Continue reading

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Baobab & Kiniwe

Baobab Youth had a FANTAstic concert with Kiniwe last night, the Tufts Music African Ensemble directed by Nani Agbeli. We greeted concert goers in the lobby with our Bell Forest which sounded lovely in the space. Our feature piece on … Continue reading

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Boston Tour

Baobab Youth members are having a great time in Boston! We arrived after an easy drive down. I love listening to my passengers’ playlists….there are always some great new bands to discover and some of my own favourites. We are … Continue reading

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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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