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Drumming & Health

Our ROOTS class and Baobab Youth Performers were guests at the recent All Staff meeting for the Centre for Health Promotion at the Public Health Agency of Canada. We were the finale of the day, each group performing a piece for … Continue reading

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The Ride

Baobab Youth kicked off the season with a performance at The Ride, an annual fundraising cycling event to benefit research priorities the Ottawa Hospital. A gorgeous day to drum outside and a great way to meet up after the summer! … Continue reading

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Rhythm Trek Camp…fun fact!

The phrase “fun fact” was a recurring theme throughout our recent summer drum camp. Kids have a way of picking something up and through repetition and twists and turns, having it morph into some kind of inside joke . This … Continue reading

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A picture is worth…

To finish the blog entries about our recent Ghana trip, here are some favourite photos from those who travelled (to read more about the trip see earlier posts): Check back occasionally as we add more photos :)

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A busy few days…

We have recently been having blog problems, so sorry for the gap in writing. In the meantime, we have had a great three-day road trip to Accra, Cape Coast and Elmina! After a small roadside breakdown (expected on any Ghana trip), … Continue reading

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Market day

This past Wednesday was market day in Akatsi, a larger village that is a 20 minute drive from Dagbamete. We went there after lunch with several of our Dagbamete hosts as guides to do some shopping. For most of us, … Continue reading

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Goi Library

Thursday we leaded up the vans again (28 of us in 2 vans!) after lunch to drive to the Kathy Knowles library in Goi, a village 2 hours away on the coast. The library is a busy and thriving centre … Continue reading

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Ghana Kick-off Concert

Last night we closed the season with a fabulous performance at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. The energy for the upcoming Ghana tour was palpable, not only from the performers but also the audience and the parent group dancing in … Continue reading

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The Next 150

CANADA: The next 150. This was how we chose to frame our final DrumChat presentation last night at Ashbury College. Multiple levels of government have offered funding for projects this year, Canada’s 150 birthday. As a recipient of this funding, … Continue reading

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Drum Chat!

This spring, Baobab Youth Performers and Young Voices Can!  has been engaged in our innovative pilot project Drum Chat! This project has provided opportunities for connection between youth in the City of Ottawa that that may not typically interact, through a series of … Continue reading

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