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November Indulgence Campaign

As part of our “Footsteps to Ghana” fundraising, Baobab Youth is selling coffee and chocolate during the month of November. High quality fair trade, organic chocolate from Camino & coffee beans from Francesco’s Coffee. Delicious treats that give back! Great … Continue reading

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Pumpkin UP the Party!

Last Saturday was an amazing community fundraiser for our Footsteps to Ghana campaign. The O’Nyon family, friends of Baobab Community,  hosted a pumpkin carving party and house concert with fantastic food and drink. The weather was crappy but that didn’t … Continue reading

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Mighty Popo

So one of my other hats is teaching music at Carleton University, in the School for Studies in Art and Culture. I am teaching a new fourth year seminar course this year  that I got to design from scratch (FUN,  … Continue reading

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Foosteps to Ghana Film Screening

Last night we screened the Footsteps to Ghana film at the fantastic vintage Mayfair Theatre. It was a magical evening beginning with a creative intro dreamed up by Rory Magill. The current Baobab kids filled the aisles with the sounds … Continue reading

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School Visit for Arts Workshops

Students from a grade two class at Queen Elizabeth School here in Ottawa came to the Baobab studio last Friday for a full day field trip. We drummed in the morning, had a lunch break outside and then made beautiful … Continue reading

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Culture Days

Members of Baobab Community participated in Culture Days by drumming at a few events around the city: This past Friday and Saturday Ben C, Rory and Kathy drummed the unveiling of two of the recently installed sculptures on Wellington West. … Continue reading

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A Sunny Day in Wakefield

Yesterday we had the pleasure of performing for annual Great Grannies Concert in Wakefield Quebec. This amazing group of women has been staging this fundraiser for the grandmothers in South Africa for years, and its been our honour to have … Continue reading

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Rhythm Trek Camp

“I liked how everyone drums and it sounds sirously good and it makes real music. I like the Gahu dance and drumming because it makes my upsidedown frown UP! I am 9 years old, my name is Nasteho.” Last week … Continue reading

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Drumming in Kingston

Yesterday I drove to Kingston and picked up Kofi Dunyo who had bussed in from Toronto. We are teaching for the week at a wonderful camp for kids called Pushing Boundaries. Its an arts camp with drumming, singing, visual art … Continue reading

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Community Connections

Yesterday members of Baobab Youth spent a fun hour with a very hip group of kids from the Carlington After School Program. We played a short concert and then taught them some rhythms from Kpanlogo one of our more popular … Continue reading

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