DRUM • DANCE • COMMUNITY …connecting with rhythm!

Baobab Community is a registered charity dedicated to the learning and sharing of the arts of Ghana, West Africa. Our  programming offers regular arts education opportunities for children and youth ages 7 through 18, monthly workshops for adults, as well as a summer day camp for ages 7-12. Through social events, performances, educational classes and workshops, participants learn about themselves and their place in the world.

Drumming provides confidence, self-esteem, physical workout and community building. Baobab is a socially responsible organization that has a 25+ year relationship with the village of Dagbamete in Ghana. This relationship has fostered economic development projects, artistic partnerships, international friendships, personal growth and inter-cultural knowledge.

Established in 1995, this multi-branched organization has reached thousands of people of all ages in the Ottawa and surrounding area, while affecting lives throughout the world.

2019-20 Season!

We are in a celebratory mood! 25 years is quite a milestone! We’ve met so many wonderful people and families and had such incredible experiences over the last 25 years at Baobab. More than we dreamed of, actually.

See what we’ve been up to on our blog!

Look for our new Anniversary Instagram account @baobabottawa for retro pics and news.

Check out upcoming concerts and special events for this Anniversary season here!

We hope you can join us this season as a volunteer, participant or audience member!

We have some news!

After twenty-five years of cultivating community relationships through West African drumming, singing and dancing, we are announcing that  2019-2020 will be our final season. This 25th Anniversary year will celebrate all that is unique and memorable about Baobab’s program, with special concerts, artistic collaborations and a cultural immersion experience in the village of Dagbamete, Ghana.

Check out the full story on our BLOG!


CDs & DVDs

Looking for recordings from Baobab Tree performances? Check out what we have in store!

Find out more here…