Vula Viel

with special guest Rozie Gyems

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Last Show: Wednesday 6 th September 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

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! Vula Viel perform the brand new material from the upcoming ‘Do Not Be Afraid’ at this special event at PizzaExpress Jazz Club.

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"One of the most exciting young UK groups I've heard this year, Vula Viel"

Jez Nelson BBC Radio 3

"One of my discoveries for the 2015 London Jazz Festival.. Good is Good" Gilles Peterson

"Beautiful" Iggy Pop

"They were the unexpected stars of a glitzy show " The Guardian (UK)

"Funerals have never sounded so funky" Songlines

"like Portico Quartet on steroids" Jazzwise

Band Lineup

Jim Hart (drums)

Ruth Goller (bass)

Bex Burch (Gyil)

Rozie Gyems (guest vocals)