\\ Vula Viel perform new track for Jazz Standard
In a stripped down set, Vula Viel performed new track I Learn exclusively for Jazz Standard and Sofar Sounds.
Vula Viel performed in a secret line up of three acts that was only revealed to the audience atBianca Road Brewery in Peckham, London on the night. Soulful vocalist and guitarist Andrew Ashong performed with his band, as well as rapper Louis VI featuring DJ Andwot.
Talking to Jazz Standard about the track I learn, bandleader Bex Burch explains that Dagaare xylophone music made a big impression on her during her time in Ghana, where she learnt to play the gyil. She says, “one of the most striking lessons for me was the funerals. The music is central to the three day grieving ritual – not only with the harmony sending the spirits of the deceased to the ancestor world, but also helping the family and community to grieve”.
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JS | Tina Edwards