2019-20 Farewell Season Offerings

Unless otherwise noted, all classes and workshops take place at St George’s Church Community room, 415 Piccadilly Ave, near Island Park Dr & Wellington W. Lots of parking.


Our monthly adult drumming classes with rotating instructors and repertoire are offered on the fourth Friday of each month from 7-9pm. All levels welcome. The first 30 minutes will be especially geared to warm-ups and technique and then into the amazing Ghanaian repertoire! Some singing and small groove movements also encouraged.  Specific dates below. Cost is $25 per session or $100 in advance for 5 classes. You can use them at any monthly session this season. Classes are not transferable to a different person nor can they be carried over from year to year. If possible, please register ahead to reserve/pay for your spot by emailing Drop-ins also welcome.

Adult workshop dates: September 27, October 25, November 22, (no December session)

Jan 24, Feb 28, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26

 YOUTH For the  2019-20  Farewell Season, we will run the performance-based Baobab Youth Performers  for ages 11-18. We take new members in September and January. The group is travelling to Ghana in July 2020.



We no longer run classes for this younger age group. Thank you to all the fun, smart, musical and zany kids that have come through these classes over the last couple of decades. You will always be the inspiring roots of Baobab!


This group (for ages 12-18yrs) uses a performance-based music education model to engage students in the arts of Ghana. Drumming, singing and dancing provide an opportunity for musical and physical enjoyment in a community and social setting. This groups meets weekly (Wednesdays 4:30-6pm) from September through June. In addition to weekly rehearsals, there are numerous performance and workshop opportunities.   For more info about the group, see the Youth Performers PAGE

Location: 415 Piccadilly Ave (St George’s Church) Cost: Please inquire for rate for the full season, September -June. First rehearsal is September 11. No experience required!


Summer Drum Camp for ages 7-12

Our final Rhythm Trek camp dates are August 12-16, 2019 from 9am-4pm. We will not be running a camp in 2020.

Location: Baobab Community Space, St George’s Church 415C Piccadilly Ave, Ottawa (Island Park & Wellington)

Activities include: West African drumming, singing, movement, visual art and cultural exploration. The week culminates in a food and performance celebration! We only hold camp one week in the summer so we put all our energy into creating a very special week!

Cost $225 (includes instruments and supplies, guests artists and Friday lunch)

Registration and Payment of Fees

To register for any of our programming please contact us at (613)729-0987 or

Fees are due in full prior to the start of the class, unless other arrangements are made. Some financial subsidies available.

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