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A busy few days…

We have recently been having blog problems, so sorry for the gap in writing. In the meantime, we have had a great three-day road trip to Accra, Cape Coast and Elmina! After a small roadside breakdown (expected on any Ghana trip), … Continue reading

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Market day

This past Wednesday was market day in Akatsi, a larger village that is a 20 minute drive from Dagbamete. We went there after lunch with several of our Dagbamete hosts as guides to do some shopping. For most of us, … Continue reading

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Goi Library

Thursday we leaded up the vans again (28 of us in 2 vans!) after lunch to drive to the Kathy Knowles library in Goi, a village 2 hours away on the coast. The library is a busy and thriving centre … Continue reading

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Ghana Kick-off Concert

Last night we closed the season with a fabulous performance at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. The energy for the upcoming Ghana tour was palpable, not only from the performers but also the audience and the parent group dancing in … Continue reading

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The Next 150

CANADA: The next 150. This was how we chose to frame our final DrumChat presentation last night at Ashbury College. Multiple levels of government have offered funding for projects this year, Canada’s 150 birthday. As a recipient of this funding, … Continue reading

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Drum Chat!

This spring, Baobab Youth Performers and Young Voices Can!  has been engaged in our innovative pilot project Drum Chat! This project has provided opportunities for connection between youth in the City of Ottawa that that may not typically interact, through a series of … Continue reading

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Sankofa 2017

Yesterday we once again made the trek to Wakefield to perform at the famous Black Sheep Inn. We have been holding an annual concert there for 20 years, since our inception. We are in a mutual admiration club and the … Continue reading

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Toronto in March

Baobab Youth kicked off their Toronto tour with a long day of performances and rehearsals. In the morning we visited Kingsway College School where we performed two shows for their elementary students. Kingsway has had a focus on African music … Continue reading

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Quiz night!

Last night a dedicated group of Baobab friends and supporters met at the Barley Mow in Westboro for a Trivia night. Laughs,  drinks and tasty food fueled the quest for knowledge and the acknowledgement of our gaps….all for the good … Continue reading

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Ottawa Children’s Gala

Last night Baobab Youth performed at a wonderful benefit for CHEO at the Museum of History. many of the attendees at this event are children and so  there were lots of great performers lined up for them. Like the Off … Continue reading

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