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Toronto/Ottawa Youth Connection!

At rehearsal this week we hosted members of the talented music department from Riverdale C.I. in Toronto. Teachers Nancy Flood and Camilla Rayman and I have been communicating for a couple of months to set this up. On a four … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Baobab Youth Performers performed a couple pieces at  the OCISO (Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization)  “Refugee Welcome Event” this afternoon at the Jim Durrell Community Centre. It was a very moving experience!  The gathering exceeded OCISO’s hopes for attendance…more than … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Baobab Youth Performers performed a couple pieces at  the OCISO (Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization)  “Refugee Welcome Event” this afternoon at the Jim Durrell Community Centre. It was a very moving experience!  The gathering exceeded OCISO’s hopes for attendance…more than … Continue reading

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Connections and Culture weekend-20th celebration

What a great success this past weekend was! So many wonderful people, having so much fun with Ghanaian music, dance and food! We must first thank the Baobab Board of Directors who did an outstanding job of pulling all the … Continue reading

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ROOTS Fall 2015

This Fall’s ROOTS class was the largest we have had in a while. Great kids who work well together and did some amazing drumming and singing, which they showcased last night at our end of term open house. They also … Continue reading

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Gigging for Latrines!

Baobab Youth performed at the recent benefit put on by the Rotary Club of Nepean-Kanata, to raise funds for a new latrine system on the village of Dzogadze in Ghana. The concert was organized by Liliane Lalonde-McKennirey, a pianist and … Continue reading

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20th Season Launch

Last Saturday was our launch event for this Anniversary Season. What a day! Current Baobab Youth, alumnae, Board members, volunteers, families, special guests and the general public gathered to kick off our 20th celebrations. Our new tag line “Connecting with … Continue reading

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Camp Week!

What a fantastic week at Rhythm Trek Camp! A group of 16 campers gathered last week each day to drum, dance, sing, play cards, eat together, swim and play games. Coached and guided by 5 wonderful volunteers: Sam, Quinn, Rory, … Continue reading

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Sankofa

Sunday was our final show of the season. As per tradition, we played at the Black Sheep Inn, inviting any alumnae to attend and participate, as well as creating space to honour those who are leaving the group at the … Continue reading

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Talented ROOTS!

Last night the ROOTS class gave their end of session “informance”. They have been working hard and presented the piece Kpatsa as instrumental and then as a dance. They also performed Gahu….but in this case they combined the drumming, singing … Continue reading

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