Black Sheep goodbyes

 

 

 

We finished the season with our annual Sankofa show at the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield. A chance to move and groove with all our members and a few alumnae as well. So great to see past members Sarah-Jane, Dalton, Ben, Anna and Amanda again, and have them join us onstage! We opened the concert with our South African Gumboot routine, and closed with a participatory Kpanlogo led by Quinn. In between we had Danse Guerriere, Kpatsa led by Clare, Fume Fume with lead dancer Rory, and our Ghana 2017 pieces, Gota and Kinka followed by a Gahu. So fun and so youth oriented. Our Sankofa ceremony gave us a chance to say goodbye to those leaving the group . Based on the Ghanaian adinkra symbol, whose meaning asks us to look back at our past as a means of moving forward. This year we say goodbye to Olivia, Magda, Emma, Rory, Sophie, Polly, and Lydia who is moving with her family to B.C. In fact the whole Holland family was given a Sankofa recognition for all their contributions to Baobab over the last twenty-years. We can’t thank them enough! Ian, Eloise, Ben and Lydia: performers, sewers, photographers, board members and general volunteers and supporters. Safe journey, miagadodo!  Here are a few photos from the show, thanks to Ian Holland and Robin Burgener.

 

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