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Drumming Grannies!

As you have seen in this blog before, there is a wonderful group of women who come to the Baobab Studio occasionally to study drumming with me. Last night they organized and performed at a wonderful event for the Stephen … Continue reading

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Your donor dollars at work….

Thinking of making a donation (see previous blog entry) to our programming ? Here is some feedback from recent participants… “It is very clear that you care a great deal about the kids and want the very best for them. How lucky … Continue reading

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Donor Campaign 2012

Kiniwe! We know that there are many wonderful and deserving charitable causes out there to support.  We also know that the current economic times make it necessary for all of us to make careful choices.  Almost every sector of our … Continue reading

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New Classes

Our Winter classes have started….last night was the Monday night double treat of Dominic Donkor and Prosper Adjetey from Montreal who began their weekly classes for adults at our studio. Prosper, who was sidelined last season with an injury was … Continue reading

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A Sad Passing….

Emmanuel Adotey, a former Baobab Board member, passed away suddenly on January 2, 2012. His funeral was this past Saturday, which I attended along with many members of the Ghanaian Community and the RCMP (where he recently retired from). A … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings!

Hi Everyone, Hayley and I wish you the best for a restful holiday and an amazing 2012. Thanks for all your support this year and we look forward to seeing you in the new year! Please note the Baobab Office … Continue reading

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Rhythm Café

Last Sunday was our annual major fundraiser, Rhythm Café. A huge success this year, we raised more than $2500 for our educational programming. Thanks for all your support! The event was once again amazingly organized by our manager Hayley de … Continue reading

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ROOTS Open House

This past week, both of our ROOTS classes finished their 8 week session of classes and we opened the doors to friends and family for an informal demonstration of what we have been working on. The program is split into … Continue reading

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Ghana Mash-up

Last weekend, Baobab Youth travelled to London, Ontario for a concert with the UWO choirs directed by Jennifer Moir. Special guest performers were Kofi and Andrew Dunyo who danced some pretty funky hiplife styles. The evening concert opened with a … Continue reading

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Something New and Buzzy

Last night was the first in our new “Try This” series. Owuo Begine taught a small enthusiastic group some Ghanaian Xylophone (Gyil) patterns at our studio. He began by explaining how the instrument is put together and tuned, and the … Continue reading

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