Incorporating rhythmic drumming traditions, poetry and song nationally recognized djembe drummer Ubaka Hill and the Drumsong Orchestra will host a workshop and free concert on Wednesday, March 26.
The workshop, “The Art and Spirit of Drumming” will be held in Moraine Lobby at noon. Drums will be provided to the audience. At 7 p.m. Hill and the Drumsong Orchestra will perform the concert, “Call Peace” in the Savannah Auditorium.
For the past 25 years Hill has traveled internationally performing and teaching. She is the founder of the Drumsong Institute Museum and Archive of Women’s Drumming Traditions located in Catskill, N.Y. The root of Hill’s drumsong is primarily intuitive, inspired by the rhythmic drumming traditions of North and West Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, American Jazz and Shamanism interwoven with poetry and song.
The Drumsong Orchestra, directed by Hill, includes participants from her workshops and experienced traveling drummers. Hill describes this orchestra as a multi-ethnic, deaf and hearing, multi dimensional, novice to experienced, local, national and internationally known gang of women who love to drum.
The event is sponsored by the Diversity Programming Group and the Women’s Studies Program. For more information, please contact Tanice Foltz at (219) 980-6786.