The Baobab tree, from which the foundation derives its name, serves as a symbol of unity among many African communities. In Ghana, people have gathered under the Baobab Tree to sing, dance, drum, and tell stories for as long as anyone can remember. As a cornerstone of Ghanaian community, many generations gather to celebrate life and its many opportunities through music, dance, storytelling and enactment.
The BaoBao Foundation serves as a figurative Baobab tree for Colorado communities to gather under to learn about the richness of West African arts and culture, while also providing opportunities for communities in Ghana, West Africa.
The BaoBao Library provides access to high quality literature, technology, and educational programs in a community on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana.
Join us on our journey to make a positive impact in this community!
The Mokomba Ensemble
The Mokomba Ensemble is a multinational, Boulder-based performance group presenting traditional and contemporary works of African drum and dance from countries across the African continent.
Travel to Ghana
Visit Ghana and experience the culture first hand. BaoBao Travel allows participants to experience Ghana in a very authentic way. Stay with a local family, enjoy traditional foods, learn drumming from drum masters, take dance classes at the University of Ghana, and volunteer with the BaoBao Library all with BaoBao Travel.
The BaoBao Festival offers African music, drum and dance workshops, vibrant performances by professional artists from West Africa, storytelling, flute serenades, a market place and samples of food from all across the continent.
The festival is inspired by the age-old tradition of communities gathering under the Baobab tree to tell stories, sing, dance and drum.