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Drums for Sale!

As most of you know we have been reorganizing over the last few months, which includes consolidating our drum collection, especially since we bought some new ones last summer in Ghana. We have a few drums and other instruments for … Continue reading

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Baobab Board

As anyone knows who has been on a board or worked with a non-profit entity, having a committed and vibrant Board of Directors is really important to the running of a healthy and successful organization.  We have always been proud … Continue reading

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Flight path

Well we’ve done lots and lots of unusual gigs in our 17 year history, but yesterday was our first one done outside under a flight path. It was an end of year performance for Agincourt Elementary School, and hundreds of … Continue reading

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Studio Party

Last night was the last class of the season for our adults and we had a great gathering at the studio to celebrate all the achievements of the students and to thank all of our instructors: Dominic Donkor, Prosper Adjetey, … Continue reading

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Sankofa

A few years ago we started the tradition of honouring the youth who are leaving the group with a special concert. “Sankofa” is a Ghanaian Adinkra symbol that teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order … Continue reading

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Race Weekend Drumming!

Last Sunday, members of Baobab Youth performed for 12,000 runners in the half marathon. We had a great time; it was really exciting and inspiring for us and runners gave us the thumbs up as they rounded the corner on … Continue reading

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A Letter to our Community

Dear Baobab Friends, We wanted to let you know of a few changes coming to our organization.  As of September 2012, we will be restructuring our programming and office/studio to respond to the changing times, both social and economic. Beginning … Continue reading

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Rotary Club Thanks!

Last night Baobab board member Nadine Powers and myself brought two of our youngest drumming participants to the meeting of the Rotary club of Ottawa (Nepean/Kanata) where we made a presentation. Arman and Shyandra, both 9 years old have enjoyed … Continue reading

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A Busy Weekend!

Baobab Community was busy this past weekend….we hosted a teacher workshop on Saturday from 9-4. Twelve teachers from both the Ottawa Public and Catholic Boards participated in an intense day of drumming,  singing and dancing with me here at the … Continue reading

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Black History Month

February is Black History Month and as usual, Baobab Community is involved in many events this month.  Here’s a glimpse into some of what we have been up to: At the invitation of Nepean High School music teacher, Lee Carter, … Continue reading

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