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Friday night drumming!

This season marked the return of our adult programming after a five year hiatus. Our new format invites adults of all ages and levels of experience to join us for monthly Friday night drumming workshops. Drop-in or book several. More … Continue reading

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Black Sheep goodbyes

      We finished the season with our annual Sankofa show at the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield. A chance to move and groove with all our members and a few alumnae as well. So great to see past … Continue reading

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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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Giving Tuesday

Did You know? Over its twenty-year history, Baobab has quietly offered subsidized spots in our programming, so that children and youth who may not have the financial means can participate in our classes, camp and performing group. Most years the … Continue reading

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Batik & ROOTS

In keeping with our tradition of rounding out our drum and dance classes with some visual arts, the Fall ROOTS class had a wonderful batik session with Eloise Holland recently. Using traditional Adinkra symbols that she made into stamps, the kids … Continue reading

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Nani Agbeli Residency

We had a great weekend working with the amazing drummer and dancer Nani Agbeli who joined us in Ottawa, travelling from his full-time position as Director of West African Arts  at the California Institute for the Arts.  He worked with a group … Continue reading

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Drumming & Health

Our ROOTS class and Baobab Youth Performers were guests at the recent All Staff meeting for the Centre for Health Promotion at the Public Health Agency of Canada. We were the finale of the day, each group performing a piece for … Continue reading

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The Ride

Baobab Youth kicked off the season with a performance at The Ride, an annual fundraising cycling event to benefit research priorities the Ottawa Hospital. A gorgeous day to drum outside and a great way to meet up after the summer! … Continue reading

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Rhythm Trek Camp…fun fact!

The phrase “fun fact” was a recurring theme throughout our recent summer drum camp. Kids have a way of picking something up and through repetition and twists and turns, having it morph into some kind of inside joke . This … Continue reading

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A picture is worth…

To finish the blog entries about our recent Ghana trip, here are some favourite photos from those who travelled (to read more about the trip see earlier posts): Check back occasionally as we add more photos :)

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