The Rhythm Atlas on 89.5-1

SUNDAYS 6PM

The Rhythm Atlas, hosted by world music enthusiast Denis McGilvray, explores the vast array of musical styles that can be heard all over the globe, from Afrobeat to Zouk. During the show, 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 Afro-Pop 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…  

Ways to Connect

The Rhythm Atlas Turns 3!

Sep 18, 2020

The Rhythm Atlas 3rd Birthday Special
Sunday, September 20, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on KWGS Public Radio 89.5

After airing re-broadcasts for several weeks since I couldn’t go in to the Public Radio Tulsa studios during our stay-at-home orders, I was able to get some basic gear set up to produce The Rhythm Atlas from my home office. (As you can see, this room also serves as the repository for my lifetime of record collecting.)

Irish Music On The Rhythm Atlas

Mar 12, 2020

The Rhythm Atlas Irish Music Special for St. Patrick's Day
Sunday, March 15, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on KWGS Public Radio 89.5

 

Holiday Specials 2019

Dec 5, 2019

Join Public Radio Tulsa for the 2019 holiday specials. There are the perennial favorites and a few new specials along the way. Tune in to these scheduled dates to KWGS Public Radio 89.5 or KWTU Classical 88.7 for all these can't-miss specials.

Fall (SPOOKY) Specials

Oct 10, 2019

Snap Judgment Presents: SPOOKED  /  October 22nd and 29th, from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.  /  October 31st, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.  /  KWGS Public Radio 89.5  /  LISTEN LIVE 

The Rhythm Atlas - 2nd Birthday Special!

Sep 20, 2019
Denis McGilvray/The Rhythm Atlas

The Rhythm Atlas 2nd Birthday Special
Sunday, September 22, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on KWGS Public Radio 89.5 | LISTEN LIVE

Rhythm Atlas

Tune in to The Rhythm Atlas, hosted by Denis McGilvray, on Sunday, June 9th for a special Dylan Around the World show. Inspired by the inaugural World of Bob Dylan Symposium hosted by The University of Tulsa’s Institute for Bob Dylan Studies and the Bob Dylan Archive, this program will feature the songs of Bob Dylan as covered by artists from all over the globe. You’ll hear performers from France, the British Isles, Jamaica, India, South Africa, Turkey, and more.

Rhythm Atlas

Tune in to The Rhythm Atlas, hosted by Denis McGilvray, on Sunday, June 9th for a special Dylan Around the World show. Inspired by the inaugural World of Bob Dylan Symposium hosted by The University of Tulsa’s Institute for Bob Dylan Studies and the Bob Dylan Archive, this program will feature the songs of Bob Dylan as covered by artists from all over the globe.

Irish Music Special

Mar 15, 2019

The Rhythm Atlas Irish Music Special
Sunday, March 17, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on KWGS Public Radio 89.5
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The Rhythm Atlas Mardi Gras & Carnival Special
Sunday, March 3, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on KWGS Public Radio 89.5 | LISTEN LIVE

Holiday Specials 2018

Dec 5, 2018

Join Public Radio Tulsa as the holidays approach for the music and stories of the season. We have yearly staples, along with a few new broadcasts and festive local programs! Bookmark our 2018 Holiday Guide, as below, so you won't miss a special! 

Hanukkah Ligths 2018
Wednesday, December 5 | 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.        
KWGS Public Radio 89.5 | LISTEN LIVE

The Rhythm Atlas Hanukkah Special
Sunday, December 2, 6 - 7:00 p.m. on KWGS Public Radio 89.5
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The tradition continues with holiday specials on Public Radio Tulsa! Spend your holidays listening to some of your annual favorites and a few new ones! 

YOUR HOLIDAY GUIDES
2017 Specials on KWGS Public Radio 89.5
2017 Specials on KWTU Classical 88.7
2018 New Year Specials 

As you know, it’s been five years since new episodes of Car Talk have been produced, and the Best of Car Talk program ceases distribution this month. While there is no replacing our beloved Click and Clack, we will be moving an EQUALLY riotous program into the Saturday noon timeslot:  Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me