Etuk Ubong :: Black Debtors

Etuk Ubong was born and raised in Lagos, but you don’t need me to tell you that; “Black Debtors,” his latest single, is built on a truncated rhythm so thick it feels like Fela Kuti’s “Open and Close” groove folded over on itself four or five times – a rhythmic orientation Ubong knows plenty about as a former sideman for Femi Kuti. But he’s a trumpeter, not a saxophonist, and he loosely . . .

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