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Tour to Toronto

Baobab Youth is heading to Toronto this weekend for performances and some recreational team building time before our upcoming Ghana Tour.  We will perform with the Jubilate Singers of Toronto, under the direction of Caroline Spearing, a colleague of mine … Continue reading

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A busy weekend…

This past weekend saw a lot of activity at the Tree House. Our artist in residence was Kwasi Dunyo, along with his two sons, Kofi and Andrew. As expected, they charmed us all and worked us hard! Public workshops on … Continue reading

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Music Monday

Baobab Youth Performers and St George School celebrated Music Monday yesterday with an interactive concert of West African Drumming Dancing and Singing! Music Monday is an annual event that brings together thousands of students, musicians, parents and community members across … Continue reading

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Spring Donor Campaign

Dear Friend of Baobab Meet Victoria, age 8 “I thought that Baobab was hard when I first saw everyone doing different beats at different times but it was not. I learned that different people from different families can have a … Continue reading

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Granny Fest

It seems that there is no end to the interesting people I meet through drumming, and the extraordinary situations and communities connected through music. Yesterday I had the pleasure of performing with the Capital Grannies, at the Ottawa Granny Fest, … Continue reading

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CUBE Africa Night

I mentioned a couple posts back about the creative and talented parent community we have at Baobab…this was in full effect last Thursday night when CUBE Gallery owners Don Monet & Becky Rynor (whose daughter Augusta is in the group) … Continue reading

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Preparing for Ghana

Since September, we have been having monthly Ghana trip meetings for the Footsteps to Ghana travellers and their families. Of course a lot of the time has been spent figuring out fundraising initiatives….but we also really want the travellers to … Continue reading

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Kids & Kids

I’m always amazed at how Ghanaian music and dance has the ability to bring so many different ages and backgrounds of people together. Mentoring opportunities are a natural in this music and Baobab Youth Performers are always working with each … Continue reading

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Photo Shoot

Besides the interesting and multi-talented  kids that come through our doors, there are some pretty interesting and creative parents of those kids….we had a chance to work with Ioyan’s dad, Lyndon Goveas, who is a photographer, at the professional Studio … Continue reading

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Fif’ Ma’ch

Mama Yenunya — the queen mother of Baobab Tree Drum & Dance Community, and more widely known as Kathy Armstrong —  was honoured by the Ghanaian Association of Ottawa on March 5th. The occasion was the celebration of Ghana’s independence … Continue reading

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