Tagged Jazz

DuSable: Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Tonight I stepped outside of my old-school r&b/hip-hop box to experience something new. What an adventure that turned out to be… The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, led by Chicago native and Jazz great, Kahil El’Zabar was an experience like none other. While the music was no doubt amazing, it was the documentary screening that really grabbed my attention. Not knowing a thing about Mr. El’Zabar prior to this event, I sat in shock – at one point, disgust – and eventually bursting with laughter during the debut of his biographical documentary, entitled “Be Known.” In an interview with WBEZ‘s Afternoon Shift,…