Ethnic Heritage Ensemble


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

An die Musik Live! celebrates the 50th anniversary of legendary Chicago percussionist Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, and their 18th Annual Black History Month Celebration on our stage.

A leading proponent of the AACM’s “ancient to the future” philosophy, multi-instrumentalist Kahil El’Zabar has led various incarnations of the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble since 1973, one year after returning from his studies at the University of Ghana. His goal was to combine concepts of African American music-making with the roots of traditional African music to produce something that carried the music into the 21st century and beyond. Half a century later, this legendary band is still serving people worldwide with their special brand of 21st century Griot music. He’s recorded with Nina Simone, Pharaoh Sanders, Archie Shepp, and many more.

Showtime: 7 pm ET/6 pm CT/5 pm MT/4 pm PT/11 pm GMT
Limited in-person seats: $30 / $10 full-time students with valid ID
Attendees receive a link to the recording to view for one week.

Advance sales end 1 hr before showtime; tickets can be purchased at the door if any remain.
Streaming Cost is $15
The link will be revealed to live stream participants 15 minutes before the show

and will remain active through Feb. 9

An die Musik Live!

409 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201

  • 410-385-2638