Nigerian trumpeter, composer and bandleader, Etuk Ubong celebrates his concert venue in Lagos on 15 November.
The event tagged ‘Truth Day’ features a sublime range of Afrobeat/Afrosoul, highlife, Jazz acts and multi-instrumentalists including Maka, Cavemen, Femi Slide, Ekiti Sound, Nsikak, Samuel Bolton, Michael Awosoga and the host, Etuk Ubong.
Ubong revealed to eyesofalagosboy.com, “We have created a formidable community that aims to broaden the knowledge on the African experience and black education. We will be playing new materials from our next album featuring my new 12 piece band Etuk Philosophy. We will focus on making sure that our visitors experience the beauty of African culture and heritage on the Truth Day.”
The Truth is situated on Akerele road, Surulere. It is where Ubong holds a regular weekly show “sacred commune” with his band, The Etuk Philosophy on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays with a variety of guest artists.
The Truth kicked off on 4 November 2018, it was created to build a sacred, friendly and homely community for the human race to dialogue in optimism through “Earth Music” which he described in an interview with Music in Africa last year as “the sounds of the elements – water, wind and fire.”
Etuk Ubong is one of Nigeria’s top trumpeters, with a remarkable dexterity on the horns. He has taken his Earth music (a jazzy-highlife leaning and fast paced style of afrobeat) around the world. Last year, he toured Europe and the Joy of Jazz Festival in South Africa. Ubong also participated in several festivals, shows and concerts around Nigeria and the continent. The concert venue is bouncing back to life from its COVID-19 imposed hiatus.
Last year, Truth Day presented various artists including Lady Donli, Tomi Thomas. One of the memorable highlights was the traditional Calabar masquerade (Ekpo), on full display to the delight of music fans.