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50th Anniversary Celebration Tour of Kahil El’Zabar’s Legendary Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We are so excited to bring the upcoming 2024 EHE 50th Anniversary Tour, along with the Feb. 2024 release date for the latest Ethnic Heritage Ensemble LP recording, entitled, “Open Me/ A Higher Consciousness of Sound and Spirit. This recording will feature the EHE with strings for their 50th Anniversary.

The goal of this 50’th anniversary project is to keep looking forward in terms of a contemporary approach to an authentic concept, music, arrangements, and performance. It is a new EHE sound with strings that combines the history of our music to a contemporary approach to arrangements, performance, and ensemble interplay, that speaks to the now and beyond.

Kahil El’Zabar – percussion, vocal
Corey Wilkes – trumpet
Alex Harding – saxophone


Sir Kahil El’Zabar, was Knighted by the Council General of France for his Global contributions to the Arts. He has performed with luminaries like, Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Pharoah
Sanders, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Archie Shepp, Eddie Harris, Donny Hathaway, Paul Simon, Ntozake Shange, Nona Hendryx, Neneh Cherry, Lester Bowie, Hamiet Bluiett, Malachi Favors, Billy Bang, Gene Ammons, to name a few. Dr.El’Zabar, holds a PHD from Lake Forest College in Inter-Disciplinary Arts. He taught music at the U. Nebraska/Lincoln, and U. IL/Chicago. He was appointed by Pres. Bill Clinton to the National Task Force for Arts Presenting in Education. He presented the International Ambassador Award from Pres. Barak Obama’s Administration. El’zabar has served on the prestigious boards of the Lila Wallace Readers Digest Fund, The National Endowment of the Arts, and the National Campaign for the Freedom of Expression. He is also the former chairmen of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). El’Zabar has recorded 70 + acclaimed projects, and founded and leads the legendary Ethnic Heritage

Ensemble, Ritual Trio, Kahil El’Zabar Quartet, and Orchestra Infinity. El’Zabar is the conceptual director and founder of OOH NOW, an online culture network.

Ticket: $25 (online or at the door)

Production: Cafe CODA

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February 18
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Cafe Coda
1224 Williamson st
Madison, WI United States
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