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.
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
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 - Present
Women Drums & Percussion Survey: An
on-line survey of women drummers created by Ubaka Hill for research
& documentation . 2008-Present -
Ubaka is a member of the Advisory Council
of the Women's Leadership Center at Omega, the We Want The Land Coalition,
Harambee and on the Board of The African Roots Library.
Ubaka is a dynamic inspirational public
speaker and is available for interviews, panels, roundtable discussions
BookingUbakaHill@aol.com to book Ubaka for your next
festival, conference, radio interview, live program or seminar, recording
project and creative collaborations.