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 September’s WorldBeatUK, Glyn brings you psychedelia from Turkey, Colombia and Azerbaijan, hiplife from Ghana, son montuno from Cuba and americana from, well, America!
There are alternative takes on ragas and talas from an Indian in London and Indian music by a Tunisian in Tamil Nadu, both with singers trained in the Southern Indian Carnatic tradition – as well as back-to-the-roots blues by an American in Mali.
There’s Mexican cumbia from beyond the grave in Monterrey, San Franciscan latin fusion from the Mission, religious music honouring afro-brazilian orixas from the world of candomblé, Brazilian music honouring women, and a bluesy ode to a nine pound banjo.
Senegalese singer Modou Touré is taking us on a journey and Shtreiml takes us to a land where chromatic blues meets Jewish Shtetl music. And what about the peacocks and desert lions? John The Baptist and the Preacher Man? Kings and Queens?
All this and much more on September’s WorldBeatUK. Take a chance on something new!