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