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 October’s edition of WorldBeatUK, Glyn brings three tracks each from ‘Refuge’ by Canada’s Sultans of String plus a huge international supporting cast (highlighting the stories of refugees worldwide) – as well as a compilation album by Analog Africa featuring unusual underground cuts from late 70s Colombia: ‘La Locura de Machuca – 1975-1980’.
Folk music gets experimental vibes through new releases by The Rheingans Sisters, ArHai and Jenny Sturgeon – whilst Turkey’s BaBa Zula go all psychedelic, Esbe channels spiritual vocals and Pakistan’s Ustad Saami serves up his ancient surti music.
There’s Americana and Canadiana from Kris Delmhorst, Scott Cook and Thee Holy Brothers and Lusiphana (can I say that?) from Spain’s Portuguese-speaking Ayom, Brazil’s Jaime & Nair and Mafalda Minnozzi.
Finally there’s exquisite classical guitar from a Mexican-Cuban duo, latin classics by a Mexican saxophone quartet and classic charanga by a 9-piece losangelino outfit.
Take a chance on something new!