Category Archives: Performance

Rhythm Café

Yesterday Baobab Community came together for our annual fundraiser, Rhythm Café, a fun afternoon of music and dance performances, food and drink and some fabulous Ghana inspirations at the Silent Auction table. Our ROOTS class performed Kpatsa and a stone … Continue reading

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Around the World in Song

Last night Baobab Youth performed with the Castenchel Choir under the wonderful direction of Lee Carter. Other guests were the Fiddleheads! It was a beautiful evening in the old church in Chelsea, Quebec. We played to a packed audience of … Continue reading

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Black Sheep Inn & Kwasi Dunyo

Last Sunday was our final show for the season. It was a chance to go to our favorite venue and play some traditional repertoire as well as our new highlife music! We also had our Sankofa ceremony,saying goodbye to those … 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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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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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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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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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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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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