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When percussionist Kahil El'Zabar returned home to Chicago from a stint the University of Ghana in 1972 he had a new goal: fusing aspects of traditional African music with the music of Black America. The result was the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble. El'Zabar has recorded and toured with Stevie Wonder and worked on the Broadway show, "The Lion King," but he's never left the EHE. When the ensemble plays at Lovin' Cup, El'Zabar will be joined by legendary multi-reedist Hamiet Bluiett, who played with Charles Mingus and co-founded the World Saxophone Quartet, and the excellent trombonist Craig Harris.

The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble will perform Sunday, February 28, at Lovin' Cup, 300 Park Point Drive. 7 p.m. $20-$25. lovincup.com; kahilelzabar.net.

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