For the second year running, BOZAR has put together programme of edgy jazz. Listen and watch as local and international artists tease and cross the boundaries of jazz, fusing the genre with other styles, from nu jazz through electro, funk, hip-hop, nouvelle vague, free jazz, spoken word and ambient to psychedelic or minimalist music. You name it, weve included it.
Bex Burch (Gyil), Ruth Goller (bass), Jim Hart (drums)
Vula Viel, a group from London, are dedicated to exploring the possibilities of the gyil, a wooden xylophone from West Africa. They deploy the instrument in a habitat of rough post-punk, electronica and minimal music. The band was formed in 2013 by Bex Bruch, who spent three years in Ghana following her studies at the Guildhall School in London, learning there the secrets of the gyil. Their first album Good is Good received unanimous praise in the press including The Guardian, The Financial Times and Jazzwise. This is Vula Viels first ever performance in Belgium