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Legendary Cutting Edge Group hits the Stage at Nighttown! EHE now in its 45th Year!
Featuring: Kahil El'Zabar-multi percussion & composer, Corey Wilkes-trumpet, & Alex Harding-sax.
The legendary Ethnic Heritage Ensemble , has toured internationally , as well as recorded enumerable celebrated projects over the last 45 years. The current line up , featuring Corey Wilkes/trumpet , Alex Harding/baritone sax , and the bands founder, Dr. Kahil El'Zabar/multi-percussion/composition , is guaranteed to inspire audiences , as well as garner significant media for every presenter. The EHE is a must see ensemble, who's truly making history with each performance! They are 21st century Griot, making Great Black Music for the Mind, Body, and Spirit! Their 2019 touring season , will be kicked off with Amazon Prime's world premier of the EHE's international award winning feature film documentary, "Be Known!". It was executive produced by super star actors , Angela Bassett and Courtney Vance , and directed by Dwayne Johnson Cochran.
Sir Kahil El'Zabar,who was actually knighted by the Counsel General of France in 2014 for his long standing international contributions in the Arts. Dr. El'zabar holds a PHD in (Interdisciplinary Arts),Lake Forest College. He was an associate professor of music and collaborative arts at U. Nebraska(Lincoln),(1985-1995) U. Illinois(Chicago),(1999-2004). El'Zabar was chairman of the Iconic Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians(AACM)1975-1983. He has worked with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie,Nina Simone,Stevie Wonder,Pharoah Sanders,Cannonball Adderly, Donnie Hathaway, Lester Bowie,Neneh Cherry,Archie Shepp,David Murray,Nona Hendryx,Ntozake Shange.<>