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!
In August’s show, Glyn flags up his Album of the Month, Barquitos de Papel by Martín Alvarado & Juan Miguel Expósito, which highlights the compositional skills of tango legends Homero & Virgilio Expósito.
There’s also some cracking re-issues of latin tropical music from the 60s and 70s on the Vampisoul label by Colombia’s Jimmy Salcedo, Juan Piña, Los Picapiedra and Brazil’s Sebastião Tapajos & Pedro dos Santos as well as re-issued classic 80s bhangra from Awaaz and a brand new offering from KS Bhamrah of Apna Sangeet for Rakhri!
Glyn then takes a look at new albums from Zimbabwe’s Black Umfolosi and Portugal’s Custodio Castelo as well as retrospectives from Czechia’s BraAgas and the UK’s Saskia. American singer-songwriters Justin Wells and Danny Schmidt have new albums out also.
Finally there’s folk in abundance including England’s The Wilderness Yet, The Urban Folk Quartet and Lemon & Paice, Scotland’s Jenn Butterworth, Korea’s Coreyah and America’s Daniel Nestlerode.
Take a chance on something new!