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Black Sheep Sankofa!

We had a great show yesterday at the famous Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield, Quebec situation on the beautiful Gatineau river. A longstanding tradition at Baobab, we have played there every year since we began in 1995. We had guests … Continue reading

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Gahu Project & Tour

Just back from a wonderful four-day tour to Kitchener-Waterloo with Baobab Youth, Here are some media links: Check out this short video ….and some CBC coverage

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WOODEN BEATS

Had a great time last night at the Wooden Beats Concert! Baobab Youth Performers were joined by Tine Rufaro Marimba Band for a couple of sets of West and Southern African music. We did a couple of collaborative pieces, layering … Continue reading

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A Very Special Announcement!

Dear Baobab Friends, 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 … Continue reading

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Share Our Light

Baobab Youth performed yesterday for One.org‘s special event :”Share Our Light” which provided an opportunity for like minded NGOs to come together with young artists and promote sustainable development goals. We met many friends there from our community, including Youth … Continue reading

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AGM & Board meeting

Hope to see you at this year’s AGM Wednesday November 14, 2018 from 6-7:30 at St George’s 415 Piccadilly. Our finance whiz Hayley will briefly present last year’s actuals; we will talk about the upcoming events and plans including the … Continue reading

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Galen’s Gap Year at Osu Children’s Library

Galen Kiva, a recent Baobab Youth graduate, is an independent videographer, photographer, and traveler from Wakefield, Quebec. He spent two months in the Korle Gonno Community Library this past spring in Ghana, as part of his gap year after high … Continue reading

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Rhythm Trek Week!

Fantastic week at Rhythm Trek! We had 16 campers, 6 youth mentors and one of our own as assistant director. Drumming and dancing with Dominic Donkor on Nagla and myself on Atsiagbekor. These kids and youth knocked it out of … Continue reading

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Friday night drumming!

This season marked the return of our adult programming after a five year hiatus. Our new format invites adults of all ages and levels of experience to join us for monthly Friday night drumming workshops. Drop-in or book several. More … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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