Glyn Phillips is passionate about the music of the world! His two-hour monthly 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 June edition of WorldBeatUK, Glyn presents music utilising the Chinese guzheng, the Korean gayageum and geomungo zithers, the Iranian kamancheh spike fiddle, the Brazilian viola caipira, the West African kora, the Bengali ektara – and some watery percussion from Brazil!
There’s an homage to Mahatma Ghandi by a Portuguese bamboo flute master, bluesey bottleneck musings on a National Guitar from London concerning Vedic theories of existence, shamanistic imaginings from Siberia and Finland, contemporary unheard sounds from Tehran, old sounds from 1970s Perú , Mato Grosso do Sul and Los Angeles, the music of Macedonia and Anatolia from Denmark and Germany, Mande guitar from Mali, and love songs from the roof of the world!
Take a chance on something new!