I started off Worldly Rhythms in 2017 as a weekly radio show on URF, the student radio at the University of Sussex, Brighton (UK). Since, every show has been dedicated to the musical landscape of a specific country. From the first show where I played Ethiopian Jazz to more recent programs dedicated to Italo-Disco, the aim was to expand the meaning of ‘World Music’. Often confined to genres outside of the sphere of popular western music, the term has created a certain divide.
Worldly Rhythms is a platform that values the importance of independent music from around the world. Today, it is more than a radio show. With the creation of this blog, the idea is to showcase new music from all corners of the globe and keep a critical stance towards our contemporary society. Whilst music stimulates entertainment, it can also be a tool used to assess today’s tumultuous world.