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 18th August, 2017

Playlist
Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 18th August, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Meta And The Cornerstones - Spirit Of Light
RELEASE: Hira
Mista Savona - Carnival
RELEASE: Havanna To Kingston
Childish Gambino - Redbone
RELEASE: Awaken My Love
Nina Simone - See-line Woman
RELEASE: Four Women
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunipingu - Gopuru
RELEASE: Rrakala
Afrolicious And Pleasuremaker - Dub For Mali
RELEASE: Nockodemus Presents Turntables On The Hudson Vol 8
Neville Brothers - Voodoo
RELEASE: Yellow Moon
Manding Morry - Nna Kamma
RELEASE: Dokuwolum
Thievery Corporation feat Sister nancy - Originality
RELEASE: Versions EP
Rudekat Sound Remix - Let Me Know
RELEASE: Island Vibe 4
Meta & The Cornerstones feat Concha Buika - Do
RELEASE: Hira
Talib Kweli - Work It Out
RELEASE: The Beautiful Struggle
Nicko And Vinz - When The day Comes
RELEASE: Black Star Elephant
Ngaire - Fall Into My Arms
RELEASE: Blastoma
Inna Modja feat Oumou Sangare - Boat People
RELEASE: Motel Bamako
The Teskey Brothers - Crying Shame
RELEASE: Half mile Harvest
House Of Shem - Dream
RELEASE: keep Rising

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 11th August, 2017

Playlist
Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 11th August, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Ofege - Burning Jungle
RELEASE: Doing It In Lagos - LABEL: Soundway Records
Sister Breeze - Rhythm So Sweet
RELEASE: Sisters In Reggae - LABEL: Far I records
Ann & Sonia - From My Heart
RELEASE: Sisters In Reggae - LABEL: Far I Records
Damian Marley - Autumn Leaves
RELEASE: Stony Hill
Damien Marley - Everybody Wants To be Somebody
RELEASE: Stony Hill
Moh Kouyate - Loundo
RELEASE: Loundo
Blick Bassy - Tell Me
RELEASE: Ako
Nico & Vinz - Imagine
RELEASE: Black Star Elephant
Baaba Maal - Fulani Rock
RELEASE: The Traveller
Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca - Real Family
RELEASE: At Home
Staff Benda Billi (Skip & Die Remix) - Bilanga
RELEASE: Bouger Le Monde
Damien Marley - Upholstery
RELEASE: Stony hill
Damian Marley - Nail Pon Cross
RELEASE: Stony Hill
The Fugees - Killing Me Softly
RELEASE: The Score
Asa - Grateful
RELEASE: Bed Of Stone
Meta & The Cornerstones Feat Concha Buika - Regardless
RELEASE: Hira
Lee Scratch Perry - Dancehall Kung Fu
RELEASE: Rise Again
Leadpipe & Saddis - Ah Feeling
RELEASE: Crop Over Soca 2014

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 4th August, 2017

Playlist
Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 4th August, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Aswad - Fire
RELEASE: Too Wicked - LABEL: Mango Records
Asa - 360
RELEASE: Asa
Flavia Coelho - Sunshine
RELEASE: Bossa Muffin
Protoje - Stylin
RELEASE: Ancient Furure
Cheikh Lo - Degg Gui
RELEASE: Balbalou
Akale Wube - Spring No Come
RELEASE: Sost
Akale Wube - Anbessa
RELEASE: Sost
Madman Jaga - Hankuri
RELEASE: Nigeria Afrobeat Special New Explosive Sounds Of The 70's
Steve Monite - Only You
RELEASE: Doing It In Lagos - LABEL: Soundway Records
Blick Bassy - One Love
RELEASE: Ako
Meta & The Comets feat U Roy - Rooftop
RELEASE: Ancient Power
Meta & The Comets feat Damien Marley - Beloved Africa
RELEASE: Ancient Power
Damien Marley - Medication
RELEASE: Stony Hill
Chronixx - Ghetto Paradise
RELEASE: Chronology
Asa - Jailer
RELEASE: Asa
Moh Kouyate - Darre
RELEASE: Loundo
Moh Kouyate - Yelle
RELEASE: Loundo
Akale Wube - Gab's Trap
RELEASE: Sost

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 28th July, 2017

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 21st July, 2017

Playlist
Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 21st July, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Debo Band - And Lay
RELEASE: Debo Band
Chronixx - Skankin Sweet
RELEASE: Chronology
Culture - Sweet Freedom
RELEASE: World peace
Khalid - Location
RELEASE: American Teen
Daara J feat Rokia Traore - Le Cycle
RELEASE: Boomerang - LABEL: Wrasse Records
Correy Harris & Ali Farka Toure - Special Rider Blues
RELEASE: Mississipi To Mali
Kanda Bongo Man - Muchana (Zouk Love)
RELEASE: Le Rendez VousDes Stades
Dead Prez Jorge Bonjor Talib Kweli - Shuffering + Shmiling
RELEASE: Red Hot+ Riot
De Phazz - My Society
RELEASE: Days Of Twang
John Legend - Glory
RELEASE: Movie Soundtrack Selma
John Legend - Love Me Now
RELEASE: Darkness & Light
Daby Toure & Little Axe - Call My name
RELEASE: Call My name
Christopher Goze - Ja Vidi
RELEASE: Sirocco
Dianne Reeves - Tracks Of My Tears
RELEASE: Blue Note Salutes Motown
Chronixx - Legend
RELEASE: Chronology
Debo Band - Akale Wabe
RELEASE: Debo Band

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 14th July, 2017

Playlist
Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 14th July, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Protoje - Music From The Heart
RELEASE: The 8 Year Affair
Majek Fashek - Redemption Songs
RELEASE: Prisoner Of Conscience
Jarabe De Palo - La Flaca
RELEASE: La Flaca
Joe Criscoll & Sekou Kouyate - Faya
RELEASE: faya - LABEL: Cumbancha
Jay Z & Kanye West - New Day
RELEASE: Watch The Throne
Eve - Let Me Blow Your Mind
RELEASE: Scorpio
Kendrik Lamar & Mary J Blige - Now Or Never
RELEASE: Good Kid mad City
The Teskey Brothers - Crying Shame
RELEASE: Half Mile Harvest
Delroy Wilson - I Wanna Love You
RELEASE: Masterpiece
Talib Kweli - Black Girl Pain
RELEASE: The Beautiful Struggle
Protoje - Bubblin
RELEASE: Ancient Future
Jimmy B - Make Em Bounce
RELEASE: Kwaito Music South African Hip Hop
Juju - Nightwalk
RELEASE: In Trance
The Teskey brothers - The Honeymoon
RELEASE: Half Mile Harvest
Jazz Ministers - Zandile
RELEASE: African Classics: Township Jazz Company