Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble was formed 40 years ago! Kahil El'Zabar led its first performance at Child City Arts Center in Chicago in 1973, one year after he had returned from his studies at 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 something new. After 40 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.
When: Fri, Feb 8, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Where: Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Buffalo)
Cost: $15 general admission, $12 students/seniors, $10 members