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More Toronto Tour news

Had a terrific day yesterday. We started quite a bit later so everyone was more rested. We headed down to the distillery district where there was an artisan fair, including a woman selling beads from Ghana. There was a little … Continue reading

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Toronto Tour

We are having a great time here. Trip down was a breeze. Everyone had a great hang on Thursday night with games, piano playing and snacks, and host kids are thrilled to have so many teenagers around. Everyone got to … Continue reading

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Cool Gig

So, last night Baobab Youth had an invitation to perform for an event for the Alliance Against Malaria, an organization that counts Tony Blair among its patrons. What an incredible and dedicated group of people! The event was held at … Continue reading

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More Black History Month News

Dominic Donkor & Kathy Armstrong just finished performing a week of concerts beginning with a lunchtime celebration of Black History month at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. They also visited several schools for workshops and performances from Perth to … Continue reading

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NAC0’s 40th Birthday celebration!

Baobab Youth Performers spent a wonderful day on Saturday February 20th onstage and offstage at the National Arts Centre with the NAC Orchestra under the direction of conductor Boris Brott. Joined by some of the ROOTS kids, our large group … Continue reading

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A Memorable Performance

In honour of Black History month, our Baobab Youth Performers gave a concert this morning at Carleton Heights School here in Ottawa. Arriving in time for a short warm-up, we were warmly welcomed by Principal Jim Taylor, and the rest … Continue reading

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A great time…..

Sunday Nov 29 was a great day at the Studio…..our annual Rhythm Café was enjoyed by many! Lots of participants were in the all ages drum workshop hosted by the youth, who had a chance to hone their leadership skills. … Continue reading

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Fanta Connection

In preparation for Rhythm Café (this coming Sunday at the studio from 2-5pm), members of the older ROOTS class joined the youth performers at their rehearsal. They will be performing a couple of pieces together at the annual event. After … Continue reading

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Youth on the Hill

Baobab Youth Performers performed this past Monday in the Senate Chamber in honour of National Child Day. Hosted by Senators Jim Munson, Terry Mercer and Ethel Cochrane, the event was a wonderful mix of inspiring stories and performances by young … Continue reading

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Grannies Groove!

Several members of the Capital Grannies have been gathering for occasional workshops at the Baobab Tree House studio with Kathy Armstrong. They recently performed at a gathering of several granny groups, who are part of a large network that raises … Continue reading

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