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Etuk Ubong uniquely combines Afrobeat, Highlife and Jazz with the ritual drumming of the Ekombi. The result is haunting, high-energy, spiritual and driving.
Inspired by jazz greats and the sounds of the elements water, wind and fire, trumpeter and composer Etuk Ubong calls his music “Earth Music”. Born in Lagos in 1992, he joins the tradition of fiery, Afrobeat-rooted, hard-bop influenced trumpeters that goes back to Tunde Williams, who in turn was a founding member of Fela Kuti’s seminal band Africa 70 in the 1960s. In the bands of famous musicians such as Victor Olaiya, Femi Kuti and Buchi, the Lagos-based artist was able to live and develop his passion for music. Etuk Ubong’s style captivates with urgent tempos, powerful horn charts and highly explosive socio-political lyrics. In short: rousing, overwhelming!

His compositions reflect his life philosophy of peace and love for humanity: “one heart and spirit”. Ubong released his EP Miracle in 2016 with another quartet of Nigerian artists. Following the success of the EP, he released his debut album Tales of Life in 2017. His second full album Africa Today was edited in 2020 on Night Dreamer. Etuk Ubong is also the owner of TRUTH nightclub, currently one of the hottest clubs in the heart of Lagos since the demise of the legendary Fela Kuti’s Shrine.


Kultursommer Festival 2022

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    Visitors aged 6 and over are recommended to wear an FFP2 or medical face mask in all interior rooms of the Humboldt Forum. Unless otherwise stated, this also applies to guided tours and events. For your own safety and the safety of your children, we recommend that all age groups take a rapid antigen test before visiting the Humboldt Forum.

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