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Our 18th One Day Band session, curated by Vula Viel’s band leader Bex Burch, features Bex in collaboration with Kuljit Bhamra and Magnus Mehta.

Bringing together three accomplished percussionists the 4 tracks exhibit a stream of rhythmical improvisation and symbiotic collaboration. Combining sounds from a globally disparate selection of instruments, Indian Tabla, Ghanaian Gil xylophone and Latin hand drums ODB 18 offers a rare experiment focused entirely upon percussion.

Kuljit Bhamra is a composer, musician, producer and educator, celebrated for his Tabla playing and having pioneered the British Bhangra sound, mixing traditional Asian instruments and western forms. He has composed for film and theatre and was awarded an MBE in 2009 for services to Bhangra and British Asian music.

Bex Burch is the band leader of Vula Viel. A trio consisting of Ruth Goller on bass and Jim Hart on drums. She is a percussionist with a classical training at the Guildhall School of Music. Bex focuses her compositional output to the Gyilli Xylophone, an instrument she built herself under the tutelage of Ghanaian instrument makers. First visiting Ghana as an undergraduate, on the recommendation of a Ghanaian friend, she settled in the north, with the Dagaare People to begin an apprenticeship with Thomas Segkura, a professional maker of Dagaare xylophones, or Gyilli.

Magnus Mehta is a producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work as a percussionist. He releases music under the moniker Magnus PI and is the lead musician is Afro-Latin electronic band Penya Magnus plays with alternative Jazz groups Collocutor, Melt Yourself Down and medieval band Joglaresa, as well as making regular contributions to commercial film/TV soundtracks and theatrical productions.

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released June 7, 2019

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Trestle records is a record label dedicated to putting out new instrumental music started by four friends in east london during 2011. Ranging from electronic to classical, pop to musique concrete supporting and distributing all manner of contemporary instrumental music is its principle. ... more

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