Author Archives: kathyarmstrong

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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End of Season Notes

Both the ROOTS kids and Baobab Youth were busy while I was away in Ghana in May. The ROOTS kids worked with Dominic Donkor for four sessions and gave an engaging open house performance at the end of May. We … Continue reading

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Kingston Tour!

Baobab Youth had a quick run out to Kingston, ON last weekend for an overnight trip and concert. We were invited to work with the Cantabile Choirs, longtime collaborators and friends of Baobab. Under the direction of Mark Sirrett and … Continue reading

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6March

Yesterday was Ghana’s 56th Independence Day! It was also our last day at the Hintonburg CC where we have been holding classes and rehearsals since September. Looking forward to the move back to our space at St George’s now that … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Rhythm

This past Sunday, members of Baobab Youth and the jazz choir from Arnprior’s High School got together to make some great music. The event was hosted by Baobab parents Don Monet & Becky Rynor at their CUBE Gallery in Ottawa. … Continue reading

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