Under the Baobab Tree
Some of Vancouver's finest world musicians come together to help raise funds for 2 important grass-roots education initiatives, based in rural Ghana, West Africa.
Featured artists include:
Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos: Canada's foremost master of the shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute)
Rio Samaya Band: globe-trotting Latin music duo
Adanu Habobo: astounding Ghanaian traditional drum/dance ensemble
Zhambai Trio: purveyor's of Zimbabwean mbira music and songs
+ special guests!
MC/Host: Rup Sidhu: Vancouver's beatboxer/rapper extraordinaire
West African cuisine for sale by Taste of Africa
ABOUT THE CAUSES
Dzogadze Education Development Foundation (DEDF)
After spending years learning in the village of Dzogadze, Ghana (West Africa), Curtis Andrews decided to do something give back to the community that has given him so much, thus creating the DEDF. Since its inception in 2007, this initiative has built a 3-classroom building, facilitated bringing electricity and secure, clean water to the community, assisted in malaria prevention measures and more. For the past number of years, most efforts have focused on a scholarship scheme to allow children from the village school to attend high school.
Nunya Music Academy
After working hard to gain an PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo felt the need to create the opportunity for other students in his community of Dzodze to avail of greater educational opportunities. His Nunya Academy is a music-focused initiative that upholds indigenous music and dance forms, while also imparting Western music education, maths and sciences with a global outlook.
Website: www.nunyaacademy.com; www.ghanaschoolproject.com
We accept donations through this website (via PayPal) or you can donate at teh event itself.
All funds raised go directly into the causes and do not pay salaries, logistics, or administration. 99.9% goes into scholarship funds, school building construction, instrument purchase, and other vital activities that these two organizations are dedicated to.
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3214 West 10th Ave
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