HILL is an inspirational visionary
artist and influencer 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.
is a Teaching Artist of hand drums and percussion instruments
over 30yrs. She presents her workshops and multi-cultural concerts
for all communities and ages - nationally and internationally.
With Percussion, Poetry and Songs, Ubaka uses her creativity to
empower and inspire creative self-expression, self-cultivation,
healing and community building. Ubaka has been included, interviewed
and quoted in print and documentary film.
has been acknowledged and awarded for her leadership and influence
for positive social change through the arts and inspirational
public speaking. Ubaka
received the 2019 "Agent of Change - Voices In Action Award
presented by the TMI Project.
* 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
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
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.
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
Member of the Advisory Council of
the Women's Leadership Center at Omega, We Want The Land Coalition,
Planning Committee of the Woodstock Women's March. Former member
of Harambee and the Board of Directors of The African Roots Library.
and Art: Music
CDs of her original songs and
spoken word.with drums, percussion and other artistic instruments.
Drummers of all levels and professional musician and vocalist
are featured on many of her songs. Gifted Oil Painter, visual
artist and crafter of unique hand crafts.
Drum" is the Ubaka
Hill Signature drum that Ubaka plays. The UBE!
Drum was co-designed and built by Raven Tekwe of Wing Of The Heron
Ubaka is a Teaching
Artist and Music
Director of the Percussion Orchestra
of Kingston (P.O.O.K), a multi- cultural, inter-generational
community Arts Education project of the Center for Creative Education,
Book Ubaka for your upcoming
webinar, festival, conference, interview, live program or seminar
and creative collaboration.