Upcoming Events

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Baobab Community 2017-18 Season

(stay tuned for regular updates or add your name to our monthly email newsletter list here)

We are excited for this season!

  • Check out our monthly Friday night adult workshops, 7-9pm (the fourth Friday of every month beginning Sept 22)
  • Classes for ages 7-12 are Wednesdays 6:15-7:15 -starts Sept 20 & Jan 17
  • Rehearsals for our Youth Group (ages 12-18) are Wednesdays 4:30-6pm

(more info on our classes page)  All programming takes place at St George Church Community Room 415 Piccadilly Ave

Wednesday October 25, 6:30-9pm
Baobab’s Annual Awesome Greet & Meet (AGM), this year will include a brainstorming session to help with our new strategic plan. Short performances and refreshments! Open to all! Facilitated by Ken Hoffman. St George’s Church Community Space 415 Piccadilly Ave

RSVP to info@baobabtree.org (613)729-0987

October 27-28 Artistic Residency with Nani Agbeli!
Friday night this dynamic performer and gifted teacher is the guest instructor for our monthly adult class,  and Saturday he will work with our youth group on skills development. Learn more about Nani here


Thursday November 30th,  7-9pm

Rhythm & Health Night!

An interactive exploration of the connections between drumming and wellness

Location: All Saints Events Space, 10 Blackburn Ave, Ottawa

Admission: Freewill donation to support  Baobab Community’s subsidized drumming spots for children and youth

Join us for this special evening featuring

  • Hands-on drumming /movement workshop
  • Kathy Armstrong’s Drumming Up Health research project highlights
  • Panel discussion exploring drumming and wellbeing with speakers from arts, education, community development, health and social services
  • Performance by the Baobab Youth Performers
  • Refreshments

Sunday February 11, 1-3pm

Rhythm Café 

Featuring performances by Baobab Youth, the ROOTS kids, coffee, tea, treats, silent auction & more! An annual fundraiser in support of Baobab Community’s arts education programming

Admission: $10 adults, $5 students and seniors, kids under 12 FREE

Location: TBA

Saturday April 28th,  8pm

Concert featuring Baobab Youth Performers w/ Special Guest Master Drummer Kwasi Dunyo!

More details coming soon….


Saturday June 2, 3-5pm

Sankofa Concert

Featuring Baobab Youth Performer….an annual favourite!

Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield more details tba


IMG_8814Summer Drum Camp for ages 7-12

August 13-17, 2018 from 9am-4pm

Location: Baobab Community Space, St George’s Church 415 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) Some subsidized spots available.

Baobab events are listed regularly by Ottawa Kiosk. We are grateful for their support. Please visit them here!