Recorded live and cut direct-to-disc on Thursday 13th & Friday 14th June 2019 at Artone Studio, Haarlem, The Netherlands.
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.
Et si vous pensez avoir déjà entendu cette musique chez Gainsbourg, c’est normal… il avait “un peu” emprunté à Babatunde Olatunji (sans le dire, ni créditer qui que soit) pour un de ses albums…