Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Doors: 9pm -2am
Featuring the best in Soulful House, Nu Jazz, Broken Beat, Brazilian, Funk, Disco Boogie, Afro Beat, Hip Hop and much, much more!
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble:
The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble was formed 35 years ago. Kahil El’Zabar, as founder of the band , led its first performance at Child City Arts Center, in Chicago, 1973. This was a year after he had returned from the University of Ghana. His goal was to combine concepts of African American music making with the earlier roots of traditional African music and make it something new. After 35 years, this legendary band is still serving the people worldwide with their special brand of 21st century Griot music. The current band consists of the young trumpet titan, Corey Wilkes, along with Chicago Saxophone legend, Ernest Khabeer Dawkins and the award winning multi percussionist, vocalist, and composer, Kahil El’Zabar.
The EHE is the real deal and they have truly done it their way! Let us celebrate the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble’s 35th Anniversary now and forever. Aluta Continua!!