Around the World In Weighty Grooves

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Glyn Phillips


  • World Music

Climb aboard this world music balloon as Glyn Phillips takes us on a musical journey around the planet, sharing everything from the newest releases to time-weathered classics, from the dustiest originals to the freshest remixes.

“Tired of one-dimensional music? Then join me every Monday from 6-8pm (repeated Wednesdays and Thursdays at same time) as I go ‘Around the World in Weighty Grooves’ – all for your sonic delectation and spiritual delight!”

Whether you want to get your ears spanked or your jaded palate tickled, there’ll be something to make you sit up and reach for your passport. An eclectic, idiosyncratic mix that might include anything from balkan bangers, chippy chichas, flamboyant flamenco and rumbunctious rebetika to skanking ska, searing soukous, tempestuous tango and earth-wobbling afrobeat… as well as fusions, remixes, mashups and more!  There’s a whole world of music out there and this is the show that brings it right to your lugholes!

From Handsworth in Birmingham to Bamako, Bogata and Budapest, Rhubarb Radio’s very own version of Phileas Fogg surfs the net, rides the waves and scours the global souks to dig up hidden gems, unearth forgotten treasures and track down ‘the ones that got away’ . . .

Around The World In Weighty Grooves is a series of 10 world music shows that airs on Rhubarb Radio every Monday between 6-8pm.  There are repeats of the show every Weds and Thurs at the same times.  The two-hour show aims to bring together different musics from around the world that you might not necessarily hear into one groovalicious slice of foot-tapping, butt-wriggling, ear-spanking joy, where the only common denominator is an addiction to groove…

About Glyn Phillips

Glyn Phillips is a Radio Presenter on ( as well as on this and the original Rhubarb Radio (presenting WorldBeatUK).  He is also Editor of ( – a respected online World Music magazine, a world music DJ and a musician of some four decades of gigging and recording experience.  Glyn delivers his shows with great passion and knowledge, constantly surprising your expectations, but never disappointing your ears!


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