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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Kahil El'Zabar.

Author: Kahil El'Zabar; Adele Hodge; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Summary:
Jazz musician and composer Kahil El'Zabar was born on November 11, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois as one of three children. El'Zabar became interested in playing drums. He attended Catholic schools as a youth and then later Kennedy King, Malcolm X and Lake Forest Colleges. At age eighteen, he joined the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. By 1975, he was the director of the organization. During that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Interviews
Nonfiction films
Oral histories
Named Person: Kahil El'Zabar
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kahil El'Zabar; Adele Hodge; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150163
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Adele Hodge, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Chicago, Illinois
2003 April 5.
Description: 1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 48 min., 47 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Kahil El'Zabar
Kahil El'Zabar

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Jazz musician and composer Kahil El'Zabar was born on November 11, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois as one of three children. El'Zabar became interested in playing drums. He attended Catholic schools as a youth and then later Kennedy King, Malcolm X and Lake Forest Colleges. At age eighteen, he joined the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. By 1975, he was the director of the organization. During that time he also traveled to Africa to study African music firsthand. El'Zabar has been the frontman of several groups, including the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble and Ritual Trio. He performed with Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone and Paul Simon. El'Zabar also created a show, Traffic, which ran for three years at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre. He also authored a book of poetry, Mis'taken Brilliance. He has served on a number of boards and committees and has taught at the college level. He has six children.

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