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!
We have afrobeat royalty Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Ghanaian highlife legend Gyedu Blay-Ambolley and Senegal’s Diabel Cissokho, as well some cracking 70s and 80s African material from Somalia and the little known nation of São Tomé & Príncipe.
There’s a focus on some homegrown sounds from Birmingham’s own Carvalho and British Asian music from Unnati, Jin & Seetal, Dapps Bimrah as well as Canadian bhangra!
There’s son cubano from New York, experimental cumbia from Colombia and Chile, and old school 1960s cumbia as well as a 1910 tango reinterpreted in Hamburg.
There are some powerful female voices singing about homeland from Australia’s Yalanji culture, violence against women from a Brazilian rocker and rapper, and gender equality from an Israeli-Iranian artist.
Finally, there’s some great americana & canadiana and an 18th C hymn with a curious story!
Take a chance on something new!