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Baobab Sankofa, pandemic style!

Last Thursday night, we held a an outdoor physically distanced ceremony for the Sankofa ending to Baobab Community, as August is the end of our final fiscal year and 25th Season. And also, since we did not get to do … Continue reading

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End of season thoughts

This has been a challenging week for so many. I feel inadequate in expressing my grief and outrage at the actions in the USA and the systemic racism that continues in many parts of the world, including Canada. I have … Continue reading

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Baobab @ RCMP

On February 12, Baobab Youth, along with Dominic Donkor and Prosper Adjetey performed at the RCMP National Headquarters, as part of their Black History month celebrations. A lot of preparation went into security planning and rehearsals a few weeks before … Continue reading

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Poster Art for Sale!

Over our 25 year history, almost all of our vibrant posters and logos have been created by graphic designer John Sekerka. We have put them together in four distinct and beautiful collages ($10 each unframed or $25 framed). We also … Continue reading

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Dance Party! Celebrating 25 years!

What an fantastic time we all had on Saturday night, at Highlife Time! We started the evening off with a tribute to our longtime graphic designer, John Sekerka. His unique posters for our events over the last 25 years were … Continue reading

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Highlife Time

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2nd 2019 Two-time Juno Winner, drummer Kofi Ackah will join Baobab Youth for “Highlife Time” the first concert in our 25th Anniversary season, on Saturday November 2 at St Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. Kofi comes … Continue reading

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Rhythm Trek 2019

It is with mixed feelings I write about the last Rhythm Trek camp for Baobab. Our first camp was about 2007, well into our history (Baobab was founded in 1995). Here are a few photos from the first few camps. … Continue reading

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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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