OVER 30 YEARS OF TEACHING AND PERFORMING

UBAKA HILL, artist, master drum teacher, percussionist, performer of world percussion music, poetry and song. Ubaka teaches the art and spirit of drumming which includes technique, group drumming, drumming for personal development, sound healing and empowerment.

As a soloist singer, storyteller and poet, Ubaka accompanies her oringal songs and poems and songs of other artists playing her signature drum the "UBE!". She also performs with her current percussion ensemble "Rhythm Dance" as well as with other professional musicians, artists, poets, dancers and healers.

In additon to playing hand drums, Ubaka plays other instruments including the Udu, Didgeridoo, Giel and an array of percussion instruments.

Ubaka travels throughout the US and internatinally to perform, teach and speak at national conferences, music festivals, health and healing retreats, drum camps, schools, college campuses and community events.

She is the founder and musical director of her performance ensembles "Rhythm Dance", the "ShapeShifters" and "The Drumsong Orchestra". Ubaka has recorded 3 music CD's with her original music of world drum and percussion arrangements with rich melodlic vocals and poetry of positive and uplifting themes "Music That Moves You "

Workshops and performances have been presented at the Omega Institute, Kripalu Center for Yoga, NY Open Center, Dance Flurry, Institute for the Musical Arts, Hudson River Clearwater, Ontario Women's Drum Camp, Mid West Women's Herbal Conference, Women of Power Conference, Women of Wisdom, Michfest, Kingston Boys & Girls Club, Miller Branch Public Library, Born To Drum Camp, Rural Migrant Ministries, The Center for the Healing Arts, California Institute of Integral Studies.

Ubaka's inspiration and influences come from her own life, world events and from Dr. Mya Angelou, Wangari Mathaai, Oprah Winfrey, Layne Redmond, Edwina Lee Tyler, Baba Olatunji, Alessandra Belloni, Carolyn Brandy, Helen Bond, Kay Gardner, Harriet Tubman, Daoud-David Williams.

Ubaka's concerts and workshops are engaging,uplifting,fun,energizing and expansive

 

 

UBAKA HILL MUSIC CDS
(Currently Out of Print)

Please help Ubaka create more music and creative projects for all to enjoy !

 

* THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT *

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"Your teaching brought us all together in a powerful way"

Book Ubaka Hill for your next conference, festival, retreat and special event. BookingUbakaHill@aol.com

 

Updated January 29, 2015

WORKSHOPS &
CONCERTS 2015

Click links below for more information. Workshops and Concerts are open to all unless noted by event producer.

* Stone Ridge, NY - HAND DANCE DRUM WORKSHOP - Feb. 7. * Click here for details and downloadable Flyer

* Saratoga Springs, NY - DANCE FLURRY - Feb. 14/15 Civic Center * String, percussion music and dance workshops & performances. www.flurryfestival.org

* Mt Kisco, NY - HAND DANCE WORKSHOP * March 22 - The Center For Health and Healing * Rhythm for Transformation * www.thecenterforhealthandhealing.net

* Fayetteville, Ak- AMAZON FESTIVAL - April 10-12 * Performance with Ubaka Hill and many other artists * www.bigbadgina.com

* Saratoga Springs, NY - ARTS ACTIVISM CONFERENCE - June 6/7 * Arts & Activism Awards, workshops, panels, performances * www.womensvoiceswomensvisions.com

* Canada - ONTARIO WOMYN'S DRUM CAMP - June 11-14 * Weekend retreat with master drummers/teachers of world rhythm and dance * www.drumcamps.ca

* Rhinebeck, NY - OMEGA INSTITUTE - July 10-12 * Weekend retreat of drumming, singing, exploring the tranformative power of rhythmic music for women . Evening performance with Ubaka * www.eomega.org/workshops

* Hart, MI - 40th MICHIGAN WOMYN'S MUSIC FESTIVAL - Aug. 3-9 * Weeklong Drumsong Orchestra workshops and Sunday performance. Many artists, workshops, open-air world music stages. sacred space * www.michfest.com

 

 

Traditions in the Making
Visionary Inspiration and Leadership

UBAKA HILL is a inspirational visionary, stepping into leadership roles to help empower and improve the quality of life through art, music and community initiatives. Ubaka is an Advisory Council member of the Women's Leadership Center at the Omega Institute and the founder of the Million Women Drummers Global Inititave.

Ubaka is the visionary founder and organizer

* Million Women Drummers Global Initiative (MWDG) : A volunteer organization of local drummers, instrument makers, musicians, environmentalists, earth stewards and educators for a sustainable future of Tress and the Drums and other wooden musical instruments made from them. 2010 - Present (Visit Website)

* Drumsong Institute of Women's Drumming Traditions: The first known museum and archive collection of drums, percussive instruments, books, cds, videos, dvds, vinal albums, note cards, art, jewelry and more. The collection began with Ubaka's personal collection and expanded with donated items from various people. 1990 - Present

* DrumMa Award: A hand crafted iron statuette presented to women drummers who are leaders and pioneers. The DrumMa Award has been presented to 6 women since 2007. read more..

* Drumsong Orchestra: A drum and percussion community of hand drummers who take Ubaka's Art & Spirit of Drumming workshops and intensives. Participants perform songs learned with Ubaka during her performance. 1995 - Present

* Good News Sunday: An on-going feature of individual's positive news posted to Facebook every Sunday for the general community. 2009 - Present (Go To Facebook )

* Women Drums & Percussion Survey: A on-line survey of women drummers created by Ubaka Hill for research & documenation . 2008-Present (Take Survey )

*Ubaka is a dynamic inspirational public speaker available for interviews, panels and roundtable discussions. Write to: BookingUbakaHill@aol.com to invite Ubaka to your next festival, conference, radio interview, TV/ cable show or seminar, recoding project, and creative collaboration.

 

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IN PROGRESS CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS

* Music Video "She Who Rises"

* Channel 23 - Local Cable TV "Women and Drums ~ Traditions In The Making"

* DVD Catalogue of Drumsong Museum Colleciton

* Million Women Drummers Gathering Events 2015-2016

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