Vula Viel

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• Financial Times ★★★★ • Evening Standard ★★★★ • Songlines ★★★★ • Jazzwise ★★★★ •

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

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 is the name of her group featuring the best of London’s young music talent: Dan Nicholls (bass synth/keys), George Crowley (sax), and two drummers Simon Roth and Dave De Rose. 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 brings the powerful ancient Dagaare music into the 21st century and the resulting 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.

"Vula Viel is part of an intriguing trend to re-investigate and re-introduce African elements afresh…. fascinating, sometimes entrancing, and entirely danceable.

These players have already created a niche on the busy world jazz scene that’s all their own" - Jazzwise

• Financial Times ★★★★ • Evening Standard ★★★★ • Songlines ★★★★ • Jazzwise ★★★★ •

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

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 is the name of her group featuring the best of London’s young music talent: Dan Nicholls (bass synth/keys), George Crowley (sax), and two drummers Simon Roth and Dave De Rose. Their intensely rhythmic music is an engaging mix of African, electronica and minimalist influences.

Based around the Gyil (the Dagaare xylophone...

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Past Gigs Vula Viel

  • 06 | 2016 Kings Place, London Songlines Encounters Festival presents: Vula Viel
  • 11 | 2015 Ronnie Scott's, London Jazz on 3 Opening Night of the EFG London Jazz Festival
  • 10 | 2015 Rich Mix, London Vula Viel Good is Good Album Launch
  • 06 | 2015 Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London Vula Viel at the Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall

Discography Vula Viel

  • 2015 Yes Yaa Yaa Remix EP EP | Vula Viel Records
  • 2015 Good is Good Album | Vula Viel Records

Media

  • Video Yes Yaa Yaa! Vula Viel
  • Media Bewa
  • Media Lobi
  • Media Zine dondone zine daa
  • Media Yes Yaa Yaa

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1,676 Fans
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591 Follower

Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Bex Burch Gyil (Ghanaian xylophone)
  • Dan Nicholls Keys
  • Dave De Rose Drums
  • Simon Roth Drums
  • George Crowley Sax