Glyn Phillips is passionate about the music of the world! His two-hour weekly show, WorldBeatUK, brings you the latest releases and peeks at forthcoming albums from around the globe – the sounds of five continents, innumerable islands and a multitude of cultures – all presented with enthusiasm and a desire to share his knowledge and new discoveries!
WorldBeatUK takes you from the favelas of Brazil to the forests of Finland, from the heart of Africa to the very edges of Asia and from the shores of the Caribbean to the urban high-rises of Europe.
With record labels and artists from around the globe sending him new releases almost every day Glyn literally has the world at his fingertips and guarantees you’ll hear something every week that will whet your appetite and pique your curiosity!
On the first of TWO full-length, two-hour WorldBeatUK shows this month, Glyn begins to sift through the deluge of new, recent and forthcoming releases world music releases from around the globe.
There’s a very heavy African presence with music from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Somalia, Mali, Mauritius and Senegalese and Congolese artists living abroad. There’s also a small focus on the far East of Asia with music from China and a Franco-Korean collaboration.
Glyn also checks out some fusions and collaborations between reggae and latin and plays three tracks from his featured album ‘Rhapsodic’ by the French composer Nicolas Repac.
Mixed in with all this is a contemporary Cuban recreation of the works of Pérez Prado, Finnish accordion mixed with an anvil, seasick Belgians, Desert Daughters and much more!
The second WorldBeatUK for April will be on Brum Radio on Monday 19 April at 8pm.
Read more here about Glyn’s decade at the helm of the good ship WorldBeatUK!
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