6th Annual BaoBao Festival March 5-7, 2009: West African Drumming, Dancing, and Storytelling

Via Yesica Pineda
on Jan 26, 2009
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Baobao Festival

“The baobab tree, thought to be thousands of years old, is a traditional gathering place in West Africa where community matters are discussed, stories are told, and people dance and drum. The BaoBao Festival, founded in 2004 and held in Boulder and Denver each March, draws on this tradition in its mission to build community through multi-cultural experiences in the performing arts. “

6th Annual BaoBao Festival March 5-7, 2009

West African Drumming, Dancing, and Storytelling

The 6th Annual BaoBao Festival presents a vibrant performance of traditional West African dance, drumming, music and storytelling March 5-7 in Boulder, Denver, and Colorado Springs. Former members of the Ghana National Dance Ensemble will perform and host a night of performances by the Boulder Pan African Ensemble, Streetside Hip Hop Dance Troupe and more. This diverse and educational experience will engage and entertain world culture fans of all ages.

The baobab tree, thought to be thousands of years old, is a traditional gathering place in West Africa where community matters are discussed, stories are told, and people dance and drum. The BaoBao Festival, founded in 2004 and held in Boulder and Denver each March, draws on this tradition in its mission to build community through multi-cultural experiences in the performing arts. The festival, started by Boulder resident Adjei Abankwah, a lead dancer and choreographer with the Ghana National Dance Ensemble for 11 years, has been a perennial favorite among Boulder and Denver audiences and is expanding this year to Colorado Springs.


Performances include:

· Theatrical performance by former members of the Ghana National Dance Ensemble, who will be traveling here from around the world

· Traditional West African Drumming and Dancing by the Boulder Pan African Ensemble, a group comprised of accomplished African performers living in the Boulder area

· Performances presented by Santé Natural and The Babao Festival featuring: Ricardo Lemvo, The Maquina Loca, and Charlie Sounds Highlife Band

· Hip hop dance performance by the Streetside Dancers of Boulder

BaoBao Festival 2008 Main Performance Schedule:

(Other performances, workshops, classes, and events will be listed at www.baobaofest.org.)

March 5, 7 pm

Denver School of the Arts

7111 Montview Blvd., Denver

Contact: 303-786-7030

Cost: $15 general; $8 students & seniors;
children under 10 are free
(Tickets only available at door.)

March 7, 7 pm

Boulder Theater

2032 14th Street, Boulder

Box office: 303-786-7030

Cost: $18 general; $15 students
& seniors; children under 10 are free
(Tickets available in advance and at door.)


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Yesica Pineda is a time and space traveler, viajera del tiempo y el espacio. Yeye is a musician, yogini, and writer, who thinks of herself as stardust creating the Universe, and loves the feeling of positive vibrations. She is the founder of the multilingual portal for the encounter of the worlds, Namaste La Onda Natural. You can also read her work at Destino Magazines®, Baja.com®, BajaTraveler2016®, and follow her column here at Elephant Journal. She is a social media lover, and as the lead producer of Namaste Conscious MultiMedia, Yeye produces Yoga Videos in Spanish for www.Gaia.com and leads live power yoga & music events at 101 Namaste SJ art district®, and every full moon you can enjoy live music, friends, and nature by the Sea of Cortez at El Ganzo in Los Cabos, where she and her husband Justin Miller present Full Moon Yoga with Planetary Moods. She is a Vipassana Meditator. Born and educated in Mexico City, she has fully lived and continue studying in Los Angeles, CA; Boulder, Colorado; and Los Cabos, Mexico. Countries she has travelled include USA, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Spain, Holland, Turkey, and New Zealand, and beautiful Islands such as Hawaii and Puerto Rico. She is a traveller of the worlds. She lives with her family and two dogs somewhere in the Universe. She believes in Love. To follow her Planetary Moods you can hear in Soundcloud at WaterWalkers or Yeyeorganicpop. Or, visit her website.

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