Bex Burch is percussionist and composer, specialising in the Dagaare xylophone or Gyil. Following a
series of chance encounters and a keen interest in groove based music / minimalism Burch was invited to
be the apprentice to master Ghanaian xylophonist Thomas Segkura and lived in Dagaare Ghana making
and playing Gyilli for 3 years. On passing out of the apprenticeship, she was given the name ‘Vula Viel’,
meaning Good is Good and shared the name with her first group on returning to the UK where she
continues to forge her own unique sound.
Forming Vula Viel in 2013, acclaimed releases ‘Good is Good’ 2015, ‘Do Not Be Afraid’ in 2019, ‘What’s
Not Enough About That’ marked another major step in the evolution of Vula Viel