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 13th October, 2017

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 6th October, 2017

Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 6th October, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Sonic Mayhem Orchestra - It's Gunna Be Good
RELEASE: Live Mayhem
Meta And The Cornerstones - Roaring Lions
RELEASE: Ancient Power
Asa - Grateful
RELEASE: Bed Of Stone
Lexy Mella - On The Air
RELEASE: Doing It In Lagos
Mr Eazi - 2 People
RELEASE: Life Is Eazi
Shatta Wale & Mr Eazi - Haters
Major Lazer feat Ellie Goulding - Powerful
RELEASE: Peace Is The Mission
Moh Kouyate - Loundo
Akale Wube - Kidus A Cent Dix
Keb Mo - Muddy Water
RELEASE: Slow Down
Eric Bibb, Maud Hudson, Garth Hudson, Fabrizio Poggi & Chicken Mambo - I Heard The Angels Singing
RELEASE: Spirit And Freedom
Berias Masseque - Freedom From Fear
RELEASE: My Way Home
Stephen marley feat Wyclef jean - Father Of The Man
RELEASE: Revelation Pt 2' The Fruit Of Life'
Anderson Paak - Celebrate
Dub Gabriel feat U Roy - Luv And Live
RELEASE: Raggabass Resistance
Queen Africa - Black Woman
Fubura Sekibo - Psychadelic baby
RELEASE: Nigeria Special Vol2 Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, Nigerian Blues
Kali - Parfum Des Iles
RELEASE: Putamayo Presents French Caribbean - LABEL: Putamayo

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 29th September, 2017

Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 29th September, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Joni Hastrup - Greetings
RELEASE: Nigeria 70 Original Afro Classics
Rebel Souljahz - Skankin'
RELEASE: Nothing To Hide
Blekbala Mujik - Milbala Yubala
RELEASE: Blekbala Mujik
Blekbala Mujik - Walking Together
RELEASE: Blekbala Mujik
Queen Africa - Lie Dem A Tell
Queen Africa feat Damian Marley - Trueversation
Perry O'Neil - Laisse ma Dire
RELEASE: Festival Au Desert
Gawurra - Guwak (Little Black Bird)
RELEASE: Ratja yali Yali
Bobby Hughes Combination - Clive The Runner
RELEASE: Hotel Costes Vol 7
Mr Eazi - Tilapia
RELEASE: Life Is Eazi
Mr Eazi - Leg Over
RELEASE: Life Is Eazi
Groundation - Liberation call
RELEASE: A Miracle
Kaissa - A Ghetto In The Sahara
RELEASE: I Am So happy
Dabe Toure - My Life
RELEASE: Stereo Spirit
Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate - Tokira
RELEASE: Monistic Theory
Johnny Clarke - Man Like Me
RELEASE: Best Of Johnny Clarke
Blek Bala Mujik - Walls
RELEASE: Blek Bala Mujik - LABEL: Caama Music
Dubarray - Resonation
RELEASE: Ebb And Flow

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 22nd September, 2017

Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 22nd September, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Kahi Lofa - Faya
RELEASE: Noize Makers
Pohaku - We're Coming
RELEASE: We're Coming
DJ Vadim - If Life Was A Thing
RELEASE: Dubcatcher
Hoaikane - Sweet Okole
RELEASE: Sweet Okole
Mama Cissoko - Safiatou
RELEASE: Congo To Cuba
Kaissa - O Si Keka
RELEASE: Looking There
Inna Modja feat Oumou Sangare - Boat People
RELEASE: Motel bamako
Kendrik Lamar - The Blacker The Berry
RELEASE: To Pimp A Butterfly
Coolio - Gangsters Paradise
RELEASE: Dangerous Minds
Tony Rich - Nobody Knows
George Viekoso - Come On Over
RELEASE: Come On Over
Dub Princess & Isaac Chambers - Move On
RELEASE: Island Festival 11
Declan Kelly - Rise The Sun
RELEASE: Tales From The Neighbourhood
Mr Eazi - Accra To lagos
RELEASE: Life Is Eazi
Mr Eazi - Hollup
RELEASE: Life Is Eazi
Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate - Master Blaster
RELEASE: Monistic Theory

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 15th September, 2017

Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 15th September, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Thievery Corporation - Strike The Root
RELEASE: The Temple of I & I
St Germain - Real Blues
RELEASE: St Germain
Tumi & The Volume - Floor
Drake - Jumpman
RELEASE: What A Time To be Alive
DJ Vadim - Feat Feats
RELEASE: Souncatcher
Kachafire - Meant To Be
RELEASE: Best So Far
Kachafire - Feels Like
RELEASE: On The Road Again - LABEL: EMI
Sousou & Maher Cissoko - Come Closer
RELEASE: Stockholm To Dakar
Idan Raichel Project - She'eriot Shel Ha Chaim
RELEASE: Within My Walls
Tartan Amoebas - Reggaelypso
RELEASE: Roots reels And Rhythms
Taj Mahal - Satisfied And Tickled too
RELEASE: The Essential Taj Mahal
Lukie D - Have You Seen Her
RELEASE: Have You Seen Her
LMS - I Adore You
RELEASE: Strictly The Best
Jah Mali - I & I
RELEASE: Strictly The Best
Salif Keita - Calculer (remix)
Salif Keita - Ladji
Kachafire - Groove Again
RELEASE: On The Road Again

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 8th September, 2017

Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 8th September, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
DJ Vadim & Sena - Boneshaker
RELEASE: Grow Slow
Son Lux - Easy
DJ Vadim feat Kathrin De Boer - Under Your hat
RELEASE: You Can't Lurn Imaginashun
DJ Vadim Feat Big red & Snizza - Soldier
RELEASE: Hidden Treasure
Keith Richards, Keb Mo, Aztec Indians, PFC Band - Words Of Wonder
RELEASE: Playing For Change - LABEL: PFC
Sinead O'Connor - 8 Good Reasons
RELEASE: I'm Not Bossy I'm The Boss
Tiken Jah Fakoly - Human Thing
RELEASE: Dernier Appel
The Barbeques - Aaya Lolo
RELEASE: Ghana Special- Modern Highlife
T Kolai feat Nagala & Suheil - Kenji Kuan
RELEASE: Afrique C'est Chic
Steve Dyer - Mananga
RELEASE: Mananga
The Neville Brothers - Steer Me Right
RELEASE: Brothers Keeper
Third World feat Stephen Marley - 96 Degrees
RELEASE: Patriots
Damian Marley - Time travel
RELEASE: Stony Hill
Drake - Keep The family Close
Danny Ross - Rosas
RELEASE: Live In Cuba
Sousou & Maher Cissoko feat Timbuktu - Jangfata
RELEASE: Stockholm To Dakar
Tidal Waves - I'm Longing
RELEASE: Afrika - LABEL: Sheer Sound
Garfish - El Ultimo Hombre
RELEASE: Garfish Vol 1 - LABEL: O'Town Sounds