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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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Youth rehearsals

Baobab Youth Performers began rehearsals with Storyteller Damay Gagnon last night. We were all mesmerized by the fantastic props made by Maureen Clarke……who is also hard at work on a backdrop for the performance. Damay led us through the story, … Continue reading

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Awesome Indies!!!

Baobab Youth kicked off the Awesome Indies Urban Festival for youth the first weekend of October. Along with breakdancers from Hintonburg and Montreal, the youth performed their South African Gumboot dance on the street outside the very hip Patrick John … Continue reading

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Classes

Classes at the Tree are going strong this fall. Some great buzz and turnout for our new Monday night teachers Prosper Adjetey and Dominic Donkor. The first dance class was an amazing energetic workout -even the floor was sweating! Here … Continue reading

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…back from Ithaca

Just came back from an amazing week working with educators at the CME course at Ithaca College summer music session. Seventeen conductors learned Gahu, Ghana Alleuia, Kpanlogo, and a new arrangement of Bobobo by myself and Rory Magill. We also … Continue reading

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