The Rhythm Atlas

Series produced by Denis McGilvray

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The Rhythm Atlas, a weekly program hosted by world music enthusiast Denis McGilvray, explores the vast array of fantastic musical styles that can be heard all over the globe, from Afrobeat to Zouk.

The 1-hour program is produced in the studios of Public Radio Tulsa - KWGS 89.5 FM and airs on Sundays at 6 p.m. (Central time.)

On The Rhythm Atlas, you’ll hear new releases as well as influential classics. The playlist might go from the African juju music of King Sunny Ade to cumbia dance music from Colombia; from Spanish flamenco guitar to a Celtic fiddle tune; from the dynamic Afropop of Angélique Kidjo to the sitar fusion of Anoushka Shankar; a Balkan Beat band might follow some Scandinavian bluegrass. It’s a global gumbo, a funky fusion of international styles - you get the idea. In short, it’s a musical adventure that will take you all around the world. And fair warning: you’ll most likely find yourself dancing at some point. It is The Rhythm Atlas, after all…

Follow The Rhythm Atlas on Facebook (www.facebook.com/rhythmatlas) for more information about artists played on the air, links to each week’s playlist, video and audio clips from featured performers, news about upcoming album releases, and more.

Thanks for listening!

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The 1-hour program is produced in the studios of Public Radio Tulsa - KWGS 89.5 FM and airs on Sundays at 6 p.m. (Central time.) On The Rhythm Atlas, you’ll hear new releases as well as influential classics. The playlist might go from the African juju music of King Sunny Ade to cumbia dance music from Colombia; from Spanish flamenco guitar to a Celtic fiddle tune; from the dynamic Afropop of Angélique Kidjo to the sitar fusion of Anoushka Shankar; a Balkan Beat band might follow some Scandinavian bluegrass. It’s a global gumbo, a funky fusion of international styles - you get the idea. In short, it’s a musical adventure that will take you all around the world. And fair warning: you’ll most likely find yourself dancing at some point. It is The Rhythm Atlas, after all… Follow The... Show full description


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On this episode of the weekly world music program you'll hear an eclectic mix of fantastic music from around the globe.

  • Added: Jan 26, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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On this episode of the weekly world music program you'll hear fantastic music from around the globe by artists including Aterciopelados, The Soulja...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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Tune in to this New Year's Eve edition of The Rhythm Atlas as host Denis McGilvray looks back at some of the best world music albums of 2017. You’l...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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On this edition of The Rhythm Atlas weekly program, host Denis McGilvray plays more tunes from some of the best world music albums of 2017. You'll ...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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On this episode of the weekly world music program, we’ll be celebrating Mardi Gras and Carnaval with a vibrant mix of music from New Orleans and Lo...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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On this episode of the weekly radio program, we keep the St. Patrick's Day celebrations going with the music of Ireland. You'll hear a mix of tradi...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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On this episode of the weekly radio program, we’ll celebrate the changing of the seasons with an eclectic playlist of songs of Spring as heard in m...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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Even though this episode of our weekly radio program aired on May the Sixth, we continue the Cinco de Mayo celebrations by exploring a wide variety...

  • Added: May 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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On this program, I celebrate the 1st Birthday of The Rhythm Atlas! Join me as we take a listen to the roots and branches of this many-faceted thing...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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On this weekly radio program, you'll hear an eclectic mix of fantastic music from around the globe.

  • Added: Oct 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ / Native American Day, this special episode of the program features a broad spectrum of musical styles from America...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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On this weekly radio program, you'll hear an eclectic mix of fantastic music from around the globe.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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On this weekly radio program, you'll hear an eclectic mix of fantastic music from around the globe.

  • Added: Oct 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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On this weekly radio program, you'll hear an eclectic mix of fantastic music from around the globe.

  • Added: Nov 10, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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Example - On this weekly radio program, you'll hear an eclectic mix of fantastic music from around the globe.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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On this weekly radio program, you'll hear an eclectic mix of fantastic music from around the globe.

  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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On this special edition of the weekly program, we’ll explore the many facets of Hanukkah music from around the world. We’ll hear some traditional k...

Bought by WJFF, WJAB, WVPE, and Interlochen Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 4
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On this weekly radio program, you'll hear an eclectic mix of fantastic music from around the globe. Includes a guitar instrumental by Roy Clark, wh...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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On this weekly radio program, you'll hear an eclectic mix of fantastic music from around the globe.

  • Added: Dec 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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Christmas music from all around the world! You'll hear festive tunes from Cape Verde, Cuba, Mozambique, Puerto Rico, Louisiana, West Africa, Hawaii...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Dec 24, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1