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 February’s WorldBeatUK, Glyn investigates more recent and forthcoming releases from around the world. There’s music from Malawi, Mexico, Colombia, Scotland, Portugal, Siberia, Finland, the USA, Brazil, England, Canada, Japan via Italy, São Tome e Príncipe, Burkina Faso and Ireland!
This month’s featured album is My Little Book, Tome 2 by Quebec’s Francois Couture and his gypsy jazz outfit. We take in Dreamworlds, whisperers, Finnish ambient lullabies, night dreamers and sleepwalking; there are wild games, old cows and seagulls; librarians, stories and books.
We hear the echoes of souls, see the flash of the spirit and experience the breaking of a mother’s heart; there are clerks and cleaning ladies, foxes and shoes, spirals and bridges; origins and roots; herds and hypernovas. As one artist asks: What Does It Mean?
Take a chance on something new!