ElizaBeth Hill, an interdisciplinary Mohawk artist from Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, Canada is a singer-songwriter who built her craft through years of Nashville songwriting and learned to compose in her Mohawk language.
With multiple nominations in the Canadian Juno Awards and Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, She has co-produced her music with producer Bob Doidge (Gordon Lightfoot, U2, Bruce Cockburn) including a recorded duet with American songwriter John Hiatt. She has scored music for films for artists such as Shelley Niro (The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw, Kissed by Lightning) Michelle Derosier (Grandfather Drum, Audrey’s Story) and for Kaha:wi Dance Theatre.
Numerous television appearances, concert performances, workshops and constant involvement in Native North American community building through the arts is a testament to ElizaBeth’s versatility. Using both music and visual arts ElizaBeth has spent many years in social development within First Nations communities working to inspire youth arts and creativity.
Her art is often celebratory, and humorous, and is sometimes questioning as she challenges both contemporary and historical viewpoints. She often conceptualizes thoughts and ideas through combinations of mixed media as easily as she does with words and music.
Incorporating her ideas of sound design, Indigenous performance and professional singing she created “Breath, Body and Voice”, a practice that assists performance artists in strengthening vocal and artistic skill regardless of the genre or type of performance art.
Currently living in Northwestern Ontario ElizaBeth became a member of the local arts collective Mindful Makers dedicated to supporting mental health awareness. She is also a founding member of the collective Iroquois Arts along with Shelley Niro developing collaborative world projects with other Indigenous artists such as bead artist Samuel Thomas and the late poet and playwright Dan David Moses.
Her interdisciplinary work ranging from music and sound to photography and fiction is regarded as introspective, provocative and humorous. It is in the blending of genres, however, that the doors fly off her creativity. ElizaBeth continues to explore and create new work, and most recently scored a new feature film for Director, Shelley Niro, Cafe Daughter. (Premier June 17, 2023, Native American Indian Museum, New York City).
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ElizaBeth has developed a practice called Breath Body and Voice, that helps performers, singers, and people from all walks of life to strengthen, develop and embrace their own complete and confident voice. Her passion for Peace through music has taken her to exploring Indigenous voices around the world, exchanging songs, ideas and the power of sound—of the voice to create beauty upon the Earth. An extremely powerful and dedicated performing artist, songwriter, composer, producer, writer, and visual artist.
A member of the Iroquois Arts Collective ElizaBeth has been working with world-renowned visual artist and filmmaker Shelley Niro, bead artist Samuel Thomas and other members in historical research for the development of new work in music and film. As a multi-disciplined artist ElizaBeth has presented works in soundscapes, visual art and photography. She is published in non-fiction and is currently working on a series of short stories.
"Her aboriginal spin on the forceful, folksy tradition suggests Buffy Sainte Marie, but also Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell and other roots divas."
Geoff Chapman, Toronto Star
"You'll tingle all over and the soaring voice of ElizaBeth Hill will stay with you long after its over."
Toronto World Arts Scene
"With her beautifully pure voice and insightful songwriting, ElizaBeth Hill mesmerized Imperial Theatre's 2007-2008 'Voices of Canada' Series audience. A wonderful entertainer!"
Ralph MacLean, Imperial Theatre, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
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