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!
Glyn reveals a show packed to the gunwales with new releases! There are three tracks from Album of the Month ‘Right of Passage’ by Touki (ft Amadou Diagne & Cory Seznec) and a strong African presence permeating the show from Senegal’s Kadialy Kouyate, Kenya’s Fadhilee Itulya, Ghana’s Edikanfo, Ghanaian Fra Fra funeral music and the UK’s TwoManTing (ft Jahman Agreey from Sierra Leone on vocals).
Running throughout the show are themes such as Home and Belonging, Migration and Borders, Intercultural Collaborations and Coming Together.
There’s traditional folk music from Macedonia, Scotland and England, experimental music from Belize, UK and Uruguay, Anglo-American and Czech-American blues collaborations, an homage to 1980s middle-eastern disco music, Tango from Georgia, completely improvised music between Chinese and Syrian musicians and we take a look at China’s Tajik & Russian minorities – and there’s plenty more!
Take a chance on something new!