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!
Join him Mondays (8-10pm) or catch up on Mixcloud. Take a chance on something new!
Brum Radio’s Glyn Phillips reviews new releases, re-releases and previews, kicking off with the latest album from Senegalese superstar, Youssou N’dour. We then go on a global trip that takes in old and new carimbó from the mouth of the Amazon River, superfast joropo from the banks of the Orinoco River and mowing songs from the meadows of Moravia!
There’s also a look at three different cultural aspects of Canada (Nova Scotian folk, Quebecois folk and Canadian bluegrass), Danish Balkan music, Chinese guqin, Scottish music from the Isle of Lewis to Boston in the USA, English Morris Dance, Japanese minyo with a salsa twist, psychedelic cumbia from Perú, and a wonderful collaboration looking at nomad culture that combines sound of Tuvan overtone singing with Saharan desert blues.
Finally add Chano Pozo playing Cuban big band music, Finnish vocalists Tuuletar, English folkers Edgelarks, Chinese experimentalist Park Jiha and the globe-trotting world music fusionista Far Flown Falcon!