El Zabar uses musical rhythms to write poems depicting Black life and aspirations.
Kahil El Zabar Mis Taken Brilliance Internationally renowned percussionist and composer Kahil El'Zabar is considered one of the most prolific jazz innovators of his generation. Indeed El'Zabar is a true ""Renaissance Man,"" with a musical style and content that flows from ancient Africa to the modern world. In his own words, ""The spirit of one's approach comes first before the technical. All the facility in the world with nothing that comes from the heart doesn't make good music. The basis of the strength of any artistic evolution has come from ethnicity."""