|Friday 08 September 2017 @ 09:00pm : -
Vula Viel means Good is Good in Dagaare, the language of the tribe in Upper West Ghana where Bex Burch lived, farmed and studied for three years. Now it's the name of her trio featuring the best of London’s young music talent: Jim Hart (drums) and Ruth Goller (bass)
Their intensely rhythmic music is an engaging mix of African, electronica and minimalist influences.Based around the Gyil (the Dagaare xylophone made of sacred lliga wood) Vula Viel create something new and vital.
This music will engage, entrance and excite your soul. 'Good is Good' is their debut album and they sound like nothing you’ve ever heard before. Indeed in the hands of Vula Viel, Good is very Good indeed!
Their new trio line-up and repertoire with deeper meanings makes Vula Viel ripe to develop their presence and profile across the World. Releasing ‘Do Not Be Afraid’ in spring 2018.
"Portico Quartet on steroids" ~ Jazzwise
"One of the most exciting young UK groups I've heard this year, Vula Viel" ~ Jez Nelson, BBC Radio 3
"Beautiful .. Dance to it, Make Love to it, Consume it, Listen to it, Stare at the Clouds to it.. That music deserves good reactions!" ~ Iggy Pop
"One of my discoveries for the London Jazz Festival... Good is Good" ~ Gilles Peterson
"Gorgeous indeed ... Good is Good, well worth getting involved with." ~ Max Reinhardt
"They were the unexpected stars of a glitzy show" ★★★★ ~ The Guardian, UK
"instant, unmistakable originality." ~ Jazzwise
"Something wonderful is at work here ... this music gets straight to the exhilarated heart...This is a superb, generous record. And good for your feet." ~ fROOTS
"Like Coltrane in dialogue with early Steve Reich" ★★★★ ~ Financial Times
"Vula Viel are one of London's most interesting new bands" ★★★★ ~ Evening Standard
"Joyous, celebratory and explosive ... New and vital" ★★★★ ~ Songlines
"Ridiculously Danceable" ★★★★ ~ Jazzwise
"It’s an utterly joyful sound....Summer festival bookers, you’ve just found a great band to fill that very last slot." ~ London Jazz News
"I would insist everyone see them live this year." ~ Cellars and Lofts