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August 24 and August 25, 2012

The Women’s Drum Centerpresents a weekend of events with nationally acclaimed drummer, performer, teacher, visual artist and recording artist, Ubaka Hill.

Contact Information:  The Women’s Drum Center, www.womensdrumcenter.org  651-206-7617

Christine Harnack, 612-508-9505 (cell)  charnack@msn.com


CONCERT:   Rhythms for the Trees: A Concert of Percussion, Poetry, Song and Vision   

Featuring Ubaka Hill and with Drumheart

Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Ubaka Hill will perform in concert at Jeanne D'Arc Auditorium,on the campus of St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN. 

Ubaka Hill is a shape shifter, a storyteller, and an innovative drummer in the creative tradition of jazz and in the spirit of social change.  She has become an inspiration to many who wish to share the power of drumsongs as a tool of liberation, community building, healing and personal joy.   Ubaka will play her signature “Ube” drum, and various other percussion instruments.  She will creatively weave percussion, poetry, and song to inspire a positive, energetic atmosphere for the audience.  She will also perform in collaboration with Drumheart, the performance group from the Women’s Drum Center.   Ubaka will speak about the Million Women Drummers Gathering 2013 vision, informing, educating and hopefully inspiring women and kin’s participation in it.  The audience will be invited to participate in the event by joining in with percussion and drums to experience the drumsong’s power to connect people in common purpose and conscious action.    Doors open at 6:00 for Marketplace.   

Concert tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets. www.brownpapertickets.com

Cost:  $15 for adults in advance, $20 at the door, $12 students and seniors, $30 family ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children).


WORKSHOP:    Drumsong:  The Art and Spirit of Drumming

Friday and Saturday, August 24, and 25, Ubaka Hill will conduct a workshop for women and girls onlyDrumsong: the Art and Spirit of Drumming will be on Friday evening from 6:30-9:00 and Saturday from 9:30-1:30 at the CarondeletCenter, 1890 Randolph Ave. St. Paul.

Drumsong is the exploration of technique, rhythm and resonance.  This workshop will focus on drumsongs drawn from cultural and contemporary rhythmic style and patterns.  It will emphasize the spirit of drumming, the unifying, energizing and revitalizing effect of individual and group/ensemble playing.  Participants will have an option to perform with Ubaka Hill in the Saturday night concert.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own drums.  The Women’s Drum Center will also have drums available for use.  The cost of the 2-day workshop is $60.  Workshop participants will be able to purchase a concert ticket for $10.  Registration information is available at www.brownpapertickets.com


Thank you for your time and consideration,


The Women’s Drum Center 

2242 University Ave West

St. Paul, Minnesota 55114


Contact Us

(651) 206-7617

Women's Drum Center
2242 University Ave West
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114, USA


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