Vula Viel

Vula Viel - Ghanaian minimalism with punk sound.

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

Iggy Pop

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

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, repertoire and deeper meanings makes Vula Viel ripe to develop their presence and profile across the World. Releasing ‘Do Not Be Afraid’ in January 2019

Financial Times ★★★★ | Songlines ★★★★ | Jazzwise ★★★★ |
London Evening Standard ★★★★ |

"One of the most exciting young UK groups I've heard this year, Vula Viel" Jez Nelson, BBC Radio 3

"Funerals have never sounded so funky" Songlines

"like Portico Quartet on steroids" Jazzwise

participating in

  • WOMEX 2018
  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015
stand number WOMEX 18: A53-A60


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Vula Viel - Good is Good, based on stand -1.83

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Vula Viel - Dagaare Xylophone based UK band @ Stands 1.80-1.87

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