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!

Artistic director  Kathy Armstrong  sits down with CBC news anchor Adrian Harewood for an in-depth chat about our final season. Lots of great archival photos and video clips! You can see it here: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1654275139906

Mark your calendars for our final show, SINGING DRUM Saturday June 6 at 7:30pm at First Unitarian Congregation. Tickets available in the new year.

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…