Saturday 30th March Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan, Cornwall, TR4 8HL
Doors open 7.30pm till 1pm
“Dance to it, make love to it, consume it, listen to it, stare at the clouds to it!” Iggy Pop
“One of my discoveries for the London Jazz Festival… Good is Good” Gilles Peterson
“They were the unexpected stars of a glitzy show” John Fordham, The Guardian (UK)
Vula Viel means Good is Good in Dagaare, the language of the tribe in Upper West Ghanawhere 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: Ruth Goller (bass) and Jim Hart (drums). 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. Vula Viel started making waves in 2015 when they quickly caught the attention of the Royal Festival Hall promotors and played a sold out show in the Purcell Room. Followed in December 2015 with another sold out gig at Ronnie Scott’s for the opening of the London Jazz Festival, at which Burch took an axe to wood and tuned a xylophone key live on BBC radio 3, the Guardian names them the “unexpected stars of a glitzy show ★★★★”.
Celebrating the release of their new album, ‘Do Not Be Afraid’ on 25th January 2019, and continuing their unique musical journey centred around the Gyil (Ghanaian xylophone) this gig will be one to remember.
The band’s new set confidently weaves sparse polyrhythms and intricate rhythm structures around bandleader Bex Burch’s Gyil lines and take the instrument’s sound into new territory, with bassist Ruth Goller and drummer Jim Hart introducing a rough, post-punk edge to the band’s sound.
Come and experience something like you’ve never experienced before. Supported by visuals, delicious food from Cabana Cafe and the usual Eco Park vibes. It will be an unforgettable night.