Internationally renowned percussionist and composer Kahil El’Zabar brings his Ethnic Heritage Ensemble to the Musicians Institute Concert Hall on Friday Feb. 4th, for one show at 9pm
Kahil El’Zabar: Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble was formed shortly after percussionist Kahil El’Zabar graduated from the school of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in 1976. He teamed up with tenor saxophonist Edward Wilkerson, Jr. to play music that combined contemporary African American musical styles, like jazz, with more traditional African instrumentation and rhythms. The duo would frequently grow to a trio in these first years, adding musicians like saxophonist Light Henry Huff and Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre. In 1988, they added trombonist and conga player Joseph Bowie, who is the leader of the jazz-funk group Defunkt. In 1997, Wilkerson was replaced by Ernest “Khabeer” Dawkins who is the leader of New Horizons Ensemble.
FREE TICKETS FOR MI STUDENTS, sign up in Student Affairs Office only while supplies last!
Advance tickets are available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/144498
Box office opens 8:00pm
Tickets: $25 One show 9:00pm
Student Rush- 21 and under with ID – $15 at show time.
To reserve student tickets you must reserve one ticket at full price for every two students. Reserved tickets are held until ten minutes before show-time and are not refundable. Street and paid parking available.