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Save The Baobab Burlesque Fundraiser
June 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pmDonations at the door
SAVE THE BAOBAB!
Over the past six years Baobab Stage has given many artists the opportunity to create, share,
explore arts and culture within the Las Vegas community.
Ms Wassa Coulibaly the founder of
Baobab Stage has provided a platform for us to be artists and visionaries, while providing
amazing high end couture for the classy woman and men,
Baobab Stage has been the
location for shows such as Tribal night,
Cabaret, Burlesque Night, Pendu’s
Afro Sexy, Wed Improv, Wassa Wear Fashion Shows and others which all bring the community
together to celebrate the arts and authentic culture.
Unfortunately due to circumstances far out of her control, the current location of Baobab stage
will be coming to an end, but this will not be the end.
She will remain in Town Square at a new
location to be announced but we need to help this establishment remain a place of culture,
enlightenment, artistic growth and most importantly, a place of love and coming together.
Please come out
to support this
Fund raise event on Tuesday and
night, witness world class
talent that is an integral part of Baobab stage and the Las Vegas community.
Founder of Baobab Stage: Wassa Coulibaly
Since a young age, Wassa had a deep passion for dance and fashion. At the age of 18 she
traveled from Senegal, not speaking a word of English but with eyes wide-opened. After many
struggles, she found a home at Cirque Du Soleil Zumanity, performing as lead dancer for 11
On the side she pursued fashion designing and script writing
In the spring of 2012 I wrote a stage play called “Red Dress” that became my heart and soul. I
remember going from venue to venue looking for a place to stage it.
Surprisingly, I had a difficult time
finding a venue that would open its door to emerging artists.
I distinctly remember the frustration and
difficulty. This is what drove me to open Baobab Stage; I know there are many artists like I was who need
a place to create and recreate.
Why is Baobab Stage important
? As an artist I felt this impulse to create and recreate things outside of
my regular 10 weekly shows.
I knew of many other artists who longed for a place to showcase their
passions to an audience. To this day, the pillars of Baobab support artists hungry to light up faces and to
exhibit their soul.
Baobab is for the artisans and is important for a healthy and vibrant community.
Why is it in danger?
Baobab Stage is in danger of being lost, after 6 wonderful years of growth. Baobab has to vacate
its home by June 8, 2018.
What can be done to save it?
There is hope that Baobab stage can be recreated at Town Square with the help of corporate,
media, and the community. To rebuild the theater, we are holding a fundraiser on June 7th and
with a 9pm show. We want everyone to come and say farewell to the old Baobab Theatre and
help with a new beginning for Baobab Stage
How can people help?
We need the community to come out and show support in any way possible.
We are looking for press support to promote fundraisers for the move and rebuilding of the
For all artists
they can help by performing at the fundraiser, and others can spread the word.