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Sankofa

A few years ago we started the tradition of honouring the youth who are leaving the group with a special concert. “Sankofa” is a Ghanaian Adinkra symbol that teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order … Continue reading

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Race Weekend Drumming!

Last Sunday, members of Baobab Youth performed for 12,000 runners in the half marathon. We had a great time; it was really exciting and inspiring for us and runners gave us the thumbs up as they rounded the corner on … Continue reading

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A Letter to our Community

Dear Baobab Friends, We wanted to let you know of a few changes coming to our organization.  As of September 2012, we will be restructuring our programming and office/studio to respond to the changing times, both social and economic. Beginning … Continue reading

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Rotary Club Thanks!

Last night Baobab board member Nadine Powers and myself brought two of our youngest drumming participants to the meeting of the Rotary club of Ottawa (Nepean/Kanata) where we made a presentation. Arman and Shyandra, both 9 years old have enjoyed … Continue reading

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A Busy Weekend!

Baobab Community was busy this past weekend….we hosted a teacher workshop on Saturday from 9-4. Twelve teachers from both the Ottawa Public and Catholic Boards participated in an intense day of drumming,  singing and dancing with me here at the … Continue reading

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Black History Month

February is Black History Month and as usual, Baobab Community is involved in many events this month.  Here’s a glimpse into some of what we have been up to: At the invitation of Nepean High School music teacher, Lee Carter, … Continue reading

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Drumming Grannies!

As you have seen in this blog before, there is a wonderful group of women who come to the Baobab Studio occasionally to study drumming with me. Last night they organized and performed at a wonderful event for the Stephen … Continue reading

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Your donor dollars at work….

Thinking of making a donation (see previous blog entry) to our programming ? Here is some feedback from recent participants… “It is very clear that you care a great deal about the kids and want the very best for them. How lucky … Continue reading

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Donor Campaign 2012

Kiniwe! We know that there are many wonderful and deserving charitable causes out there to support.  We also know that the current economic times make it necessary for all of us to make careful choices.  Almost every sector of our … Continue reading

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New Classes

Our Winter classes have started….last night was the Monday night double treat of Dominic Donkor and Prosper Adjetey from Montreal who began their weekly classes for adults at our studio. Prosper, who was sidelined last season with an injury was … Continue reading

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