Etuk Ubong + The Etuk's Philosophy

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Etuk Ubong + The Etuk's Philosophy is an artist from Lagos, Nigeria.

Etuk Ubong Night Dreamer Direct-To-Disc Session Press Release
Hailed by none other than Seun Kuti as “one of the best things to come out of Lagos”, Nigerian trumpeter, composer and bandleader Etuk Ubong has developed an original style he calls “Earth Music”.
Weaving together a unique combination of not only afrobeat, highlife and jazz, but also the ritualistic drumming of Ekombi, the result is urgent and highly energetic, yet spiritual; his compositions reflecting his heritage and life philosophy of goodwill, peace and love for humanity. Ubong’s music is so vibrant and propulsive that one can easily make comparisons with leading lights of the UK scene, such as the Shabaka Hutchings-led Sons of Kemet, but at the same time it is distinctly Nigerian.
Ubong was invited by Night Dreamer to record at Haarlem’s Artone Studio, home to an enviable collection of vintage mastering and recording equipment and situated right above a pressing plant. He assembled an international ensemble of the highest calibre to record his compositions direct-to-disc, avoiding the interference created by widely adopted recording techniques and capturing his enigmatic live performance in its most natural and explosive form. Ubong is joined by another Lagos-based musician, Michael Awosogo, also on trumpet, and a hand-picked group of UK and Netherlands-based musicians who finally after an impromptu show the night before, recorded the whole album in just one sitting on the last day of the five-day session.
Much of the music is incredibly fast-paced, and politically charged, particularly on titles such as “African Struggle” and “Mass Corruption'', with Ubong featuring on both trumpet and lead vocal, leading a five-piece brass section over the percussion-heavy rhythm section and soulful keys supplied by Vels Trio’s Jack Stephenson-Oliver. Etuk uses music to address not only injustice but also humanity and spirituality, most notably on “Spiritual Change”, a deep cut on which Etuk reflects on Africans need for internal change before they can address the problems around them, stands-out among the rest of the album.
Born in the Akwa Ibom State in southern Nigeria, but raised in Lagos, Ubong picked up the trumpet at the age of 14 and never looked back. He went on to study at the Peter King College of Music, Muson School of Music and the University of Cape Town, and aged just 16 was recruited to join the band of the late-great and recently passed highlife musician Victor Olaiya, through whose ranks also passed a young Fela Kuti & Tony Allen before inventing afrobeat. This led to him joining and touring with reggae sensation Buchi, before a fruitful stint with Femi Kuti’s Positive Force, performing frequently at the New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, and dates with the visionary South African pianist and composer Nduduzo Makhathini, recently signed to Blue Note Records.
Already greatly in-demand at home in Lagos, and across Nigeria and Africa, he has launched his own venue, “The Truth”, the most...

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Etuk Ubong live @ Sam Wine and Jazz Festival satu-mare Romania �� #earthmusic #shorts
Etuk Ubong - I Waka Dey Go - Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin Germany #earthmusic #shorts #viral
Etuk Ubong featuring Mané Fernandes � @fmmsinesoficial #earthmusic #shorts #portugal #nigeria
Etuk Ubong - Kú yâk ñtuà éyét #shorts #earthmusic #spirituality #healer

Musique

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Miracle
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Genesis
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Music
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Vidéos

Etuk Ubong live @ Sam Wine and Jazz Festival satu-mare Romania �� #earthmusic #shorts
Etuk Ubong - I Waka Dey Go - Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin Germany #earthmusic #shorts #viral
Etuk Ubong featuring Mané Fernandes � @fmmsinesoficial #earthmusic #shorts #portugal #nigeria
Etuk Ubong - Kú yâk ñtuà éyét #shorts #earthmusic #spirituality #healer
Etuk Ubong - OPD (Berlin Germany) 29/07/2023 #earthmusic
Etuk Ubong - Africa Today - Soul Healing
Kú yâk ñtuà éyét #earthmusic #shorts
Etuk Ubong - Spiritual Change #spirituality #shorts #earthmusic #culture #dance #africa
Etuk Ubong - Cancel Culture
Etuk Ubong - Soulfulness Trumpet Solo #shorts #spirituality
Etuk Ubong - Why O - Truth Village 15/10/2023
Etuk Ubong - Soul Healing Concert @ Truth Village 15/10/2023
Ayaya!!I don vex See y’all on Sunday 15 October 2023 p.s Link in my bio to purchase tickets #short
Etuk Ubong - Someday - Rehearsal @ Truth Village
Etuk Ubong - Sonic Pluriverse Festival HKW Berlin Germany 29.07.2023 #earthmusic
Ayaya!! Sonic Pluriverse Festival Berlin Germany 29/07/2023 #earthmusic #shorts #africa #music
Etuk - Rehearsal with the Etuk Philosophy @ Truth Village #earthmusic #shorts #spirituality #dance
Etuk - The Birth of a new genre of music from Africa “earthmusic” #earthmusic #shorts #spirituality
Etuk - Guess my next stop! #earthmusic #spirituality #shorts #travel #music
How Paris France received Etuk for the first time 2023.06.23 #earthmusic #shorts #spirituality
Etuk Ubong - La Petite Halle 2023.06.23 #earthmusic #spirituality
Etuk Ubong - Rehearsal with the Etuk Philosophy at Viimsi Artium Tallinn Estonia #earthmusic
Etuk Ubong - AliceCPH - Where Dem Dey 02/06/2023
Etuk Ubong - AliceCPH - Survival 02/06/2023
Etuk Ubong - Ellen’s House of Koko 01/06/2023
Etuk Ubong - Live @ the Jam Jar Bristol Friday 26/05/23
Etuk - Monday Ritual at the Truth Village 27/02/2023 #earthmusic #spirituality #reels #afrobeat
Etuk Ubong - Wednesday Shit Show turn Santeria #earthmusic
Etuk - � #earthmusic #voa #truthvillage #afrobeat #concert #spirituality #felakuti #africa
Etuk Ubong - Spiritual Change #earthmusic #voa #reels #afrobeat #spirituality #africa
Etuk Ubong - Truth Village Sunday 29/01/2023
Etuk Ubong + The Etuk Philosophy - Sunday Commune @ Truth Village 29/01/2023
Etuk - “For the Angel of Light is Within” #earthmusic #spirituality #spiritual #ancestors #africa
Ayaya!! Etuk - Body and Soul meditation #earthmusic
Etuk - Voice of Africa ii @ Truth Village - Sunday 25/09/2022
Etuk Ubong - Live @ Truth Village - Sunday 25/09/2022
Ayaya!! Etuk Ubong - Truth Village Festival Sunday 11/12/2022
Etuk Ubong + The Etuk Philosophy - Rehearsal @ Truth Village - Wednesday 14/09/2022
Ayaya!! Etuk - Voice of Africa #earthmusic
Etuk Ubong + The Etuk Philosophy Live at FMM Sines Portugal
Etuk Ubong - Europe/UK Tour 2022
Etuk Ubong - Wednesday Shit Show at the Truth Village
Etuk Ubong - Wednesday Shit Show
Etuk Ubong - Roskilde Festival
Etuk Ubong + The Etuk Philosophy - Roskilde Festival
Etuk - Coverack Village
Etuk - Cornish Bank Falmouth
Etuk Ubong + The Etuk Philosophy - Bar Bricolage Gent Belgium
Etuk - Horns section rehearsal (OPD) Gent Belgium
Etuk - Samfest Jazz and Wine Satu-Mare Romania
Etuk - Cornish Bank Falmouth
Etuk live at avista beach resort
Etuk Ubong + The Etuk Philosophy
Etuk Ubong + The Etuk Philosophy - Where Dem Dey
Etuk Ubong Live in Bristol
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Etuk Ubong - live at Avista Beach Resort
Etuk Ubong improvisation
Etuk Ubong + The Etuk Philosophy Live at the Palmwine Festival
Etuk Ubong - Live at the Truth Village (Hustle) 2
Etuk Ubong Live performance
Etuk Ubong + The Etuk Philosophy Rehearsal Session
Etuk Ubong - Live performance (VOA)
Etuk Ubong x The Cavemen (Album Listening Party)
Etuk Ubong - Live at the Truth Village (Hustle) 1
ETUK UBONG - Rehearsal Session at the Truth Village
Etuk Ubong - Etuk Chant
Etuk Ubong - Libation at the Truth
UBONG ETUK - Live at the TRUTH
Etuk Ubong + The Etuk Philosophy
Etuk Ubong + The Etuk Philosophy Live at the Bature Brewery
Etuk Ubong + The Etuk Philosophy live at Bature Brewery
Etuk Ubong - Rehearsal at the TRUTH
TRUTH - Short Documentary
Etuk Ubong + The Etuk Philosophy - Sound Check
Etuk Ubong - Africa Today
Etuk Ubong + The Cavemen - Friday Ritual Night at the Truth
Etuk Ubong + The Etuks Philosophy - Sunday Commune at the Truth
Etuk Ubong - "Africa Today" Album The Making
Lady Donli Live at the TRUTH DAY 2019
Etuk Ubong Live at the TRUTH
ETUK UBONG - I.A.F
ETUK UBONG + THE ETUK'S PHILOSOPHY Live at RIBA BBC 3 Radio Live Broadcast Show
Welcome to the TRUTH
Etuk Ubong Live at El Barrio Festival
Etuk Ubong Live at Festival 20/20
Etuk Ubong + The Etuk's Philosophy live at the Patronaat
Etuk Ubong + The Etuk's Philosophy live at the Patronaat Cafe
ETUK UBONG Live at the Budapest Tarvazi Festival
ETUK UBONG + The Etuk's Philosophy Live at Jazz Cafe London
Etuk Ubong + The Etuk's Philosophy Live at the Lanes Bristol part 2
Etuk Ubong + The Etuk's Philosophy Live at the lanes Bristol Part 1
Etuk Ubong - Live at the TRUTH (Africa Struggle)
Etuk Ubong - Live at the TRUTH (The purpose of creation)
Etuk Ubong performing live at Steam Down 2018
Etuk Ubong - Black Debtors (Official Video)
Etuk Ubong Documentary - One Pure Spirit
Etuk Ubong - Earth Meditation (official Video)
Etuk Ubong - Uyai Mi Margaret (Official Video)
Etuk Ubong - Story (Official Video)
Etuk Ubong - Improvisation on Uyai Mi Margaret (Live Performance)
Suddenly - Etuk Ubong (Rehearsal Video)
Caravan - Etuk Ubong (Rehearsal Video)
CHINWE - ETUK UBONG (Rehearsal Video)
KUYAKNTWAYET - ETUK UBONG (Rehearsal Video)
Etuk Ubong - Battle for Peace (Official Video)
Etuk Ubong - Tales of Life [ALBUM]
Etuk Ubong - Miracle [Official EP]
ETUK UBONG - TALES OF LIFE - EPK
Etuk Ubong - Uyai Mi Margaret [Official Audio]
Suddenly - Etuk Ubong Quartet
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Joseph Haydn trumpet concerto 1st movement
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NGLagos, Nigeria
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2006

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