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Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: 21st Century Union March

When folks speak of the fleeting enterprise of the band these days, its not the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble they have in mind. Though each of its three sojourners-percussionist Kahil El’Zabar, reedist Edward Wilkerson, and trombonist Joseph Bowie-is engaged in several regular projects as leaders in true AACM fashion, their coming together under this roof is closing in on 20 years. El’Zabar’s percussion exploits serve as the hub around which Wilkerson and Bowie’s horns revolve and the collective enterprise is always arresting in both design and execution.

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