Author Archives: kathyarmstrong

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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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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December Gigs

This month Baobab Youth performed at a couple of local events, first for the Midezor Association Christmas gathering, where we performed for the Ewe speaking members from eastern Ontario  and Quebec and the Canada’s Deputy High Commissioner from Ghana. Always … Continue reading

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Gahu, Eh!

Well it was a FANTASTIC evening  at our big show last night, with Nani Agbeli, Carleton West African Rhythm Ensemble and Baobab Youth. It was soooo much fun to get both my performance groups together, and to have the excellent … Continue reading

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ROOTS Open House

Last night we had the ROOTS Open House to celebrate our Fall session. As luck would have it, Nani Agbeli was in town to work with our older Youth Performers, so he stopped in to hear the ROOTS kids play … Continue reading

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Nani Agbeli Workshop!

Yesterday we welcomed guest artist Nani Agbeli to Ottawa to begin his residency with Baobab Youth and Carleton University’s West African Rhythm Ensemble. Both groups are working towards our November 23 concert “Gahu, EH!” which will take place at Kailash … Continue reading

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Taste of Wellington

The group kicked off our season with an outdoor performance and hands-on drum petting zoo as part of our neighbourhood Taste of Wellington day last Saturday. We set up in front of our temporary rehearsal space at the Hintonburg Community … Continue reading

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