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 January edition of WorldBeatUK there’s no less than three featured albums: the 20th anniversary celebration album of Finnish fiddlers Frigg, a reissue of great 1960’s calypso from Lord Invader, and an album of Christmas Blues!
There’s also previews of forthcoming albums by the likes of Haitian voodoo rock’n’roller Moonlight Benjamin, Portuguese fadista Lina with Raül Refree, American rockers Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts, Madrid-based genre blenders, Track Dogs, American celtic folker Seamus Egan and upcoming reissues of music from the Sahara Desert in 1960, The Gambia in 1979 and Perú in 1972!
Glyn also takes a look back at some albums released in 2019 but that didn’t come to his attention until more recently – including Scandinavian klezmer, Malian kora, Czech folk, Ghanaian highlife and producers [dunkelbunt] (Austria) and DJ Click (France).
Take a chance on something new!