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Dr Kahil El Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - 50th Anniversary Tour
Dr Kahil El Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - 50th Anniversary Tour

Fri, Feb 16



Dr Kahil El Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - 50th Anniversary Tour

Dr. Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, in conjunction with the legendary group’s 50th anniversary, announces announces their 50th annual February North American Tour in honor of Black History Month with new album, Open Me, A Higher Consciousness of Sound and Spirit, out March 8th, 2024.

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Feb 16, 2024, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Toronto, 1300 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Y7, Canada

About the Event

Internationally  renowned percussionist and composer Kahil El'Zabar is one of the most  prolific jazz innovators of his generation. He is a multi-award winner and Grammy nominated artists who has played  with likes of Archie Shepp, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Dizzy  Gillespie, Paul Simon, Nona Hendryx, Pharoah Sanders, Cannonball  Adderly, Donny Hathaway, Billy Bang to name only a few of the many giants in music, as well as recording with rock bands like Sonia Dada and Poi Dog Pondering.

The  EHE was founded by El’Zabar in 1974 as a quintet, but was soon paired  down to its classic form — a trio, featuring El’Zabar on  multi-percussion and voice, plus two horns. With El’Zabar at the helm,  the band’s line-up has always been open to changes, and over the years  the EHE has welcomed dozens of revered musicians including Light Henry Huff, Kalaparusha Maurice Macintyre, Joseph Bowie, Hamiett Bluiett, and Craig Harris. The current line-up has been consolidated over two decades — trumpeter Corey Wilkes entered the circle twenty years ago, while baritone sax player Alex Hardingjoined seven years ago, after having played with El’Zabar since the early 2000s in groups such as Joseph Bowie’s Defunkt.

The Ensemble:

Kahil El Zabar :: Percussions, Voice

Corey Wilkes :: Trumpet, Percusions

Alex Harding :: Baritone Saxophone

Doors open at 8:00pm, show starts at 8:30pm


Early Bird: $45 until Jan. 19

Advance: $50 until Jan 15

Door: $60

VIP reserved seating on the lounge: $70

(add HST and fees to all ticket prices)



    Reserved seating on the Redwood Theatre Lounge. Limited seats available

    +$1.75 service fee
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