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!
2021 on WorldBeatUK gets underway with Brazilian releases from the likes of Emicida & Gilberto Gil, Luedji Luna, Tom Zé, Martinho da Vila and Diogo Nogueira – and Cuba’s in the house too with the likes of Yamilé Cruz, Alfredito Valdés and Omara Portuondo!
Glyn also philosophises with a French flautist, learns about medieval DJs with a group of Belgian folkies, checks out the origins of South African mbaqanga, does carols and mid-winter tunes with British and Finnish artists, pays homage to Astor Piazzolla’s centenary and visits the Uzbek and Tatar minorities of Western China, to name but a few!
As well as all that there’s music from Malawi, Niger, Senegal, Poland, Canada, Colombia and the UK. Take a chance on something new!