Winding Roots

Fridays 12PM

Presented by Belinda Kedeya.

The Winding Roots show explores a world of music, most of which has its roots in Africa and crosses the borders of many genres from jazz to dub, linking and fusing along the way. The selection is, therefore, seemingly eclectic and definitely juicy.

Black culture and music has touched me since I was a child, reared on the likes of Ray Charles, Eartha Kit and Shirley Bassey. It was Otis Redding who first really struck a chord with me, though.  Becoming a teenager in the 60’s in the UK with the music revolution, changing awareness and interest in eastern culture, was also a wonderful awakening.

Once I heard roots reggae music I immediately loved the uplifting rhythms and related to the philosophy and conscious lyrics.  My passion for reggae and all its subgenres has extended to African and world music and has led to being involved in organising and making artwork for several live music and cultural events. It also inspired me to travel.

Having spent time in Jamaica, Africa and India years ago when music from such places had barely reached our ears here, I find it so exciting how musicians are now collaborating in a global style, exchanging ideas, blending traditions and genres, to grow new branches.

My life is greatly enriched with all this music so I give thanks for the opportunity to create an exciting musical experience each week to share with you via our community radio station.

Recent Episodes

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 23rd June, 2017

Playlist
Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 23rd June, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Nattali Rize - Rebel Frequency
RELEASE: Rebel Frequency
Burning Spear - Creation Rebel
RELEASE: Creation Rebel - LABEL: Studio One
Radical Son - Black Baptism
RELEASE: Radical Son - LABEL: Green Dragon Productions
Beres Hammond & U Roy - Resistance
RELEASE: Massive Resistance - LABEL: RAS Records
Shatta Wale - Ma Chargie 100%
RELEASE: Ma Chargie 100%
Agustus Canow - Not A Pretender
RELEASE: Not A Pretender
Sister Fa - Life Am
RELEASE: Sarabah
Jupiter & Okwess - The World Is My Land
RELEASE: Hotel Universe - LABEL: Out Here
Chronixx - Capture Land
RELEASE: Chronixx
Richie Spice - Open The Door
RELEASE: The Biggest Reggae One Drop Anthems
Bob Marley - Soul Rebel
RELEASE: Rastaman Vibration
Mbongeni - Lizobuya
RELEASE: Amandla A Revolution
Joe Nina - S'Bali
RELEASE: Amandla
Sizzla - One Love
RELEASE: The Biggest One Drop Anthems

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 16th June, 2017

Playlist
Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 16th June, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Bambara Mystic Soul - Music Love And Dance
RELEASE: Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso
Vusi Mahlasela - Miyela Africa
RELEASE: Miyela
Cecile feat Chronixx - African King Remix
RELEASE: African King Remix
U Roy &Bravo - Attention
RELEASE: Serious Matter
U Roy & Bravo - Know Yourself
RELEASE: Serious Matters
Drake - Blem
RELEASE: More Life
Vybz Kartel - Mamma
RELEASE: Pon Di Garza 2.0
Patra - Poor Peoples Song
RELEASE: Queen Of The Pack
Ras Kuuku - Dem Can't
RELEASE: Dem Can't
Damien Dempsey - Pretty Bird Tree
RELEASE: Soulsun
Kardajala Kirridarra - Ngabaju
RELEASE: Kardajala Kirridarra - LABEL: Barkly Regional Council
Thami - Stop Them
RELEASE: Come With Me
Sona Jobarteh - Jarabi
RELEASE: Fasiya
Bambara Mystic Soul - Johnny
RELEASE: The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso
Russ - What They Want
RELEASE: There's Really A Wolf
Drake - Get It Together
RELEASE: More Life
Paul Mbenna & The Okapi Guitar band - Zuwena
RELEASE: Swahili Boogaloo
Vusi Mahalesa - Proud People
RELEASE: Miyela Africa

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 9th June, 2017

Playlist
Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 9th June, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Thievery Corporation - Strike The Root
RELEASE: The Temple Of I And I
Anderson Paak - celebrate
RELEASE: Malibu
Big Nuz - What You Need
RELEASE: Made In Africa
Radio Malanga - Charito Va
RELEASE: Yoff Tongor
Sarazino - Desbarotado
RELEASE: Putamayo Presents Latin Groove
Ganga Giri - The Pirates
RELEASE: Earthwise
Tjintu Desert Band - Ngurra Ikuntjinya
RELEASE: Tjamuku Ngurra - LABEL: Australian Government
Bombino - Tenere
RELEASE: Agadez - LABEL: Cubancha
Alpha Blondy - Black Samurai
RELEASE: Paris Bercy
Morgan Heritage - Ends Nah Meet
RELEASE: Scriptures Riddim
Patra - Lady Patra Property
RELEASE: Powermatic Dancehall - LABEL: Ras Records
Bobby Alu - Love You More
RELEASE: Take It Slow
Indie Arie - Can I Walk With You
RELEASE: Voyage To India - LABEL: Motown Records
Amali Ward - Leave Me Alone
RELEASE: Back In Time
Earl 16 - Blackman Time
RELEASE: Soldiers Of Jah Army
Lakou Mizik - Peze Kafe
RELEASE: Wa Di Yo - LABEL: The Planet Company
Femi Kuti - Now You See
RELEASE: Africa For Africa - LABEL: Label Maison
Mister Ott - Shererit
RELEASE: Drop It Like It's Ott - LABEL: Mister Ott

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 2nd June, 2017

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 26th May, 2017

Playlist
Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 26th May, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Mista Savona - Carnival
RELEASE: Carnival
Baloji - Spoiler
RELEASE: 64 Bits And Malachite
Jah Seed & Kethi - Be With Me
RELEASE: The Collaboration
Nickodemus - Dub For Mali
RELEASE: Nickodemus Presents Turntables On The Hudson Vol 8
Thievery Corporation - Strike The Root
RELEASE: The Temple Of I & I
Chronixx - Beat And Mic
RELEASE: Beat And Mic
Haitch - Glory
RELEASE: Ethereal
Nickodemus - Under The Volcano
RELEASE: Moon People
Marla Brown - Words Of Wisdom
RELEASE: We Remember Dennis Brown
Marla Brown - One Shot
RELEASE: Deliverance
Thievery Corporation - Vampires
RELEASE: Vampires
Mista Savona - Carnival Horns
RELEASE: Carnival

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 19th May, 2017

Playlist
Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 19th May, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Oka - Deep Underground
RELEASE: The Grassy Knoll
Ba Cissoko - Kora Rocks
RELEASE: Nimissa
Baloji - Nazongi Ndako
RELEASE: Kinshasa Succursale
Arthur Mafokate - Yiyo Lendawo
RELEASE: Kwaito South African Hip Hop
Arjun & Guardians - Everlasting Life
RELEASE: Cave Of Brahma
Yami Bolo - Iniquity Worker
RELEASE: Up Life Street
Dennis Brown - Crazy List
RELEASE: JUdge Not
Marla Brown - Better Days
RELEASE: Deliverance
Asmara All Stars - Fhemsela
RELEASE: Eritrea's Got Soul
Avishai Cohen - Seven Seas
RELEASE: Seven Seas
Keb Mo - I'm Telling You Now
RELEASE: Slow Down
Adriana Evans - Rollin On
RELEASE: Nomadic - LABEL: Animatedcartunes
Marcia Griffiths - Don't Let Me Down
RELEASE: Play Me Sweet And Nice
Ann & Sonia - From My Heart
RELEASE: From My Heart
Lorna G - Stop Chat
RELEASE: Stop Chat
Toni huata - Breathe
RELEASE: Hopukia
Nickodemus - Just Move
RELEASE: Sun People Remixed
Nickodemus - N'Dini
RELEASE: Sun People Remixed
Revolutionaries - PLA
RELEASE: PLA - LABEL: Deadly Dragon Sound System