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" Thank you, I now approach my drumming differently"



Women's Drum & Percussion Society of the Hudson Valley (NY)


Updated April 23, 2018


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Ubaka Hill
Visionary Artist and Creative Leadership

UBAKA HILL is an inspirational visionary artist who leads by helping to improve the quality of life through art, music performances, workshops and community initiatives. She is both a solo and ensemble performer of spoken word, world music and percussion. Ubaka is a Master Drum Teacher of hand drums and percussion instruments.

Ubaka is the visionary founder and director of various community initiatives.

* Million Women Drummers Global Initiative (MWDG): Global 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

* Drumsong Institute of Women's Drumming Traditions: The first known museum and archive collection of drums, percussive instruments, books, cds, videos, dvds, vinyl 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 7 women drummers and visionaries since 2007.

* 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

* Women Drums & Percussion Survey: An on-line survey of women drummers created by Ubaka Hill for research & documentation . 2008-Present - Take The Survey

*Leadership: Ubaka is a member of the Advisory Council of the Women's Leadership Center at Omega and the We Want The Land Coalition.

Ubaka is a dynamic inspirational public speaker and is available for interviews, panels, roundtable discussions and think-tanks.

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* The Drumsong Orchestra

* Channel 23 - Local Cable TV "Women and Drums ~ Traditions In The Making"* DVD Catalogue of Drumsong Museum Collection

* Million Women Drummers Gathering and Summit



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